Google cookies are not removed. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am just a lay person when it comes to computer technical issues. However I’ve noticed that Google, in particular, is very aggressive when it comes to installing cookies when websites are visited. This cookie handler apparently is unable to block Google cookies, which are listed as PREF cookies. Apparently the programming talent at Google trumps what developers of cookie handler apps can provide.

In the past when visiting websites hundreds of different cookies were listed. Then for a short period no cookies were installed. Now again Google cookies are showing up to the exclusion of what had been there previously. This indicates to me that Google took over ALL (or nearly all) of the cookie market. One other thing of note recently, since Google is the go to source for those wanting their websites to place cookies on users computers, is that there is a significant lag before the cookies are placed on a user’s computer. This appears to indicate that Google, by itself, does not have the resources to place cookies on a visitors computer almost immediately, which wasn’t the case when there were many other different cookies from other providers that got placed on the user’s computer soon after visiting a website requiring them.

I may remove this app if there is a better one that can address the problem of inability to remove Google cookies, or wait for an update to this Add-On that can remove Google cookies.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

best cookies addon for Firefox.
At > v36 got error;
"XML Parsing Error: undefined entity"

have to be updated.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Easy to use and makes it easy to manage cookies

Brilliant add-on but now with a problem. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on. It's excellent and keeps my cookies under control. Highly recommended.

However, since I installed FF 37 I too am getting the parsing error, both on the Mac Pro and on an old iMac. I just thought I'd report it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using Cookie Monster for years & years. Easy to use, and I particularly like the feature to "Temporarily allow cookies from xxx.com" which then deletes these cookies on closing the tab.

However, I too am now getting the parsing error mentioned below by other commenters. An internet search shows this parsing error seems to be common with Cookie Monster. But... I did find this topic on Mozilla's Support group at Google, where the dev for Cookie Monster has apparently promised to look at this parsing error problem - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.support.firefox

I once tried Cookie Controller (on another occasion when Cookie Monster had some bug) but find it far too complicated, and would prefer to stay with Cookie Monster. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an update to Cookie Monster!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Fix on the Way

Thank you so much for the review and for using Cookie Monster. I have an update in beta testing right now and will soon upload for release to the addons site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent, but as a commented now errors instead of being able to view cookies in FF37 onwards

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://cookiemonster/content/siteCookies.xul
Line Number 95, Column 9: <button id="removeCookie" disabled="true" icon="remove"
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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I am experiencing a XUL error (Fx 37 and 39) when going on the "View cookies" option of the toolbar icon.

Thanks and keep up the good work

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Useful add-on.

Thank you for making Free Software!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simple and good, thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Love this addon but have problem Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Really like blocking cookies so that I don't have them from tons of sites. It's a real pain to clean out cookies later if you want to leave the settings for sites you actually use.

I do have a problem though. I'm not certain what causes it yet, but I've repeatedly gone into settings and checked "Block all Sites" so that cookies are blocked by default for new sites, and every so often it turns itself off so that the default goes back to Allowed. The thing is that it takes me a while to notice, and then I have a bunch of cookies from ad sites and such that I have to clean up.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

thanks

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1 of the easiest 2 use Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is 1 of the first apps I install on a nu comp! I have been using it FOR YEARS!
It is so easy and straightforward to just allow the level of cookies you want, site by site; and it virtually takes no time to adjust it.
Thanx for feeling the same way I feel about cookies and doing something about it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Feel less tracked / je me sens moins suivi Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Do exactly what it is supposed to do. Of course it means that there are manual operations from time to time and it's a drag. But as result, you feel a little bit less tracked by the websites.

Fait exactement ce que c'est supposé faire. Bien sûr, cela veut dire qu'il y a de temps en temps des opérations manuelles et c'est chiant. Mais avec lui, vous vous sentirez un peu moins suivi par les sites web.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is a terrible addon. I don't think it could be more confusing to use.And the limitation are striking.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant addon - allows you to easily and with a single click manage a whitelist of site you accept cookies from. No more do you need to worry about sites you don't trust tracking your browsing.

A must-have for me since I migrated from Opera and missing the site manager.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

1.2 doesn't work in 16.0.2 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this extension, but I'm stuck using FF 16.0.2 until I can upgrade my OS and version 1.2 doesn't work in the old version of FF. If you have an old FF version, best to turn off automatic updates.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

With FFx 17ESR, Cookie Monster Version 1.1.0 is OK, 1.2.0 does not work Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Using Firefox 17.0.11 ESR

Cookie monster version 1.1.0 works okay

Cookie monster version 1.2.0 does not work:
the toolbar button does not display a menu when clicked.
(could be a conflict with Vertical Toolbar extension since my Cookie monster button is installed in my Vertical Toolbar)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice extension, without problems.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

The best for me still Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I will still continue to use you Mr. Monster like I've been for years. Thankfully, it is still working after all these updates, including FF29. This is seriously one of the most important extensions snce cookie management is critical for any one that wants some privacy on random sites. I just didn't like the other extensions like this one. It has exactly what I need - except for importing and exporting cookies and a master cookie decision file. :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0). 

Still working Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Used CM for a long time. Now on Fx 28. Still no problems.

madcadder wrote:

"The only issue I have is every time I run CCleaner I lose the preferences for what sites are Allowed/Denied/Session."

That's not a Cookie Monster issue. It's the CCleaner preference to clean "site preferences" for Firefox - possibly other browsers. Uncheck that for Fx, Tbird, )other browsers?).

Site preferences are the same as exceptions (regarding cookies). The same thing would happen to anyone that checked to have Fx clean preferences at shut down, under Options > Privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.