Make a hit Rated 3 out of 5 stars
The reject cookies is a nice idea...
But many sites need cookies to work well (and not just for tracking and statistics). So let the cookies stay at when You visit.
What I (and probably most need) - is an add-on, that...
1) removes all cookies at exit - except...
2) Keeping some from a whitelist.
Weird enough - there is many cookie add-on, but none with such simple an logical funtionality... (that works perfect).
What you describe should be possible using CWWB. Just press the "+" button when you're on a site you would like to whitelist, edit the domain name (if necessary) and click "Allow".
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
An brilliant tool to control cookies
Addon does not work as supposed to Rated 2 out of 5 stars
This addon does not work as supposed to. Accept all cookies settings enables "Accept cookies" checkbox but selects "Never" as for witch sites cookies should be allowed. It should set "Always" not "Never" it that combo/dropbox.
The "Never" dropdown refers to third-party cookies, which you don't want in most cases. There's a separate CWWB setting for enabling third-party cookies, if you absolutely must.
In general, you should ignore the existing cookie controls when using CWWB.
whitelisted cookies dissapear on FireFox Restart Rated 5 out of 5 stars
whitelisted cookies dissapear on FireFox Restart if you use private browsing mode, can you fix it?
I think that might be the intended behaviour of Private Browsing Mode, but I will have to check it out. Thanks!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Well, with the loss of my favorite Self-Destructing Cookies add-on (it is no longer being updated), I needed another way to do essentially what that add-on did. So I found this, and guess what? It transferred over the whitelist! Well, I lucked out big-time and thank you very much for making this so I can continue to not worry about cookies. Plus, those other cookie add-ons are way too complicated when the point of getting one is to spend LESS time dealing with cookies.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
whitelist is not saving permanent permissions, I've tried other similar add-ons but none of them saves permanent permissions.
- do I need to enable some "about:config" settings to make it work?
* it would be nice if you add Whitelist to the right-click context menu coz I don't like to have too many icons in the nav-bar
* automatically refresh the website that you added to the whitelist
Could you clarify what you mean by "saving permanent permissions"?
Contact me at the support email address given on the add-on page, if you prefer.
ff 28.0 compatibility Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Please PLEASE make it work in FF 28.
Awesome, necessary addon.
I get the impression that ff team is trying to make it harder and harder to keep addons up to date.
I see this as an essential addon. Thank You.
There is currently a bug in addons.mozilla.org that prevents installation in Firefox 27/28.
For now, please install version 2.2.1 from this list:
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The best and simplest addon to quickly and easily manage cookies.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124-signed).
The best of the best! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Over the years I have tried all of the cookie managers and IMO this one is the best in a landslide for a number of reasons.
1. It is the simplest. The common schmuck who doesn't have an IT degree is going to flip out when they see the more complex managers.
2. It's simple design looks better- again helping tech rookies.
3. It is vital for keeping us private/safe. I coach people to only whitelist their most vital sites and block everything else. This is vital in combating spying. I also coach people to liberate themselves from the social networking plague by temporarily allowing Facebook and Twitter just long enough to delete their accounts and get their lives back!
4. It cuts the bloat. Without a good cookie manager every single site folks visit leave cookies- good ones, evil ones, and a zillion that end up as sheer clutter. Users then haphazardly do system cleanups and wipe out the good with the bad and start the cycle all over again... With this only a few vital ones get allowed and the clutter never is an issue.
Lastly, I cannot believe the complaints here. Folks who don't know what a cookie is think that it "breaks" sites because they can't log in. It couldn't be any simpler. Everything by default is blocked and there is the green light and the red light. Sesame Street couldn't make it any simpler than that! If people can't figure that out...
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
No point anymore. Can't even log on to hotmail or even mozilla without turning on the "accept all cookies", even if its white listed. Maybe I have to white list even more pages, but its just a hassle to surf this way, trying to figure out which page needs white listing.
No point anymore trying to surf and not be exposed to tracking.
It sounds like a simple whitelist approach is no longer working for you. Maybe you should try a different cookie extension.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A simple cookie manager with an effective user interface. The concept is simple. Instead of trying to blacklist cookies from shady sources, or trying to remove tracking cookies after they get onto your computer, you can deny all cookies except those you absolutely want on your computer. Now, I can use search engines and look at advertisements knowing that they aren't tracking my behavior though my cookies. (I know that they are using other methods instead, but why make things easy for them?)
The only problem is that a lot of sites use multiple domain names to authenticate logins, and these domain names don't always begin with the domain on the page. (example: google uses accounts.google.com and accounts.youtube.com, among others to verify logins.)
Unfortunately, cookie whitelist does not give an easy way to know what these cookies are or add exceptions for them. Instead, if you want these sites to work (without opening the flood gates for your entire session), is to look at your cookie list, temporarily allow cookies, log in to the website, see what new cookies got added to your cookie folder, put an exception in manually, log out, then relog back in to see if it works now, which can be a real pain. Even so, cookie whitelist has kept a lot of cookies off my computer, and for that I'm grateful.
Thanks for the review! Your observations are absolutely correct, a simple whitelist definitely has its limitations. For your example, the recommended way to use CWWB would be to whitelist "google.com" and "youtube.com", since you are going these websites on a regular basis.
Of course, if you want to use Google services but somehow want to reduce the amount of tracking done through cookies, you're going to need a smarter cookie extension.
good, but inconvenient/complicated to "unwhitelist" Rated 3 out of 5 stars
The addon works well for what it's designed to do - allow you to temporarily turn cookies on or off globally. The extra option to remove cookies that were collected during the time you had them enabled is a real plus. The ability to quickly "whitelist" a site is also helpful, but it's unfortunate that the addon gives no simple method to "unwhitelist". If you change your mind about a site, you have to open the whitelist to manually search for and remove the site's entry.
It's a bit difficult to understand the developer's reluctance to consider making the whitelist button "on/off", instead of "on / do nothing". I don't see that it would add any complexity to the addon. Even if the need to unwhitelist a site is rare - in the way he uses it - it still happens. It seems to me such a change would add to the "convenience/simplicity" of the addon, rather than take away from it. An option to remove a site's cookies when you unwhitelist it would be even more convenient...
For people like me who prefer to temporarily whitelist a site that I may be only using for a day or two, rather than enable cookies globally, there are other options such as Cookie Monster, CS Lite, etc. - unfortunately they have their own problems (overly complex, ugly)... but at least this addon gives you the option to hide the whitelist button, in case you want to use an alternative method.
Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Simple and effective cookie manager.
Only a suggestion about the colors.I don't like the gray color for the plus white listed site icon because seems inactive, please switch to blue.
The option remove cookie from unlisted website, delete cookies on exit or what?
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Unusable. It messes with Firefox's own cookie settings. It always automatically configures Firefox to not accept any cookies. Before, my FF was configured to accept all but forget upon exit. This addon always changes that setting and renders half of the Internet unusable.All I want is to use the whitelist button to define cookies that are allowed to survive FF exit, but not possible with this addon. Uninstalled.
EDIT: Thanks author for the response. Yes, you are right, it works now. But it is very unclear to the user that "Leave cookie button unchanged" would do this. You should call it "leave Firefox cookie settings unchanged" or similiar. Otherwise it is almost impossible to guess what this setting does. Changed rating to 4/5.
Also it would be good if you could make two separate buttons. It is a little annoying to have to go to the add-on settings to hide the cookie button.
This is exactly how the extension works. To quote from the description: "By default, CWWB configures Firefox's privacy options so that only websites on your cookie whitelist can set cookies." You then use the eponymous buttons to whitelist select sites or accept all sites temporarily.Configuring CWWB for your use case is also possible.
UPDATE: There still seems to be some confusion, can you contact me via email (should be somewhere on these pages)? There is almost no reason to hide the cookie button, as it's the main feature of the extension.
Where or where is ..... Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Downloaded a few minutes ago and have no idea where the buttons for this add-on are located. It's supposedly in the status bar, but firefox got rid of that. Help, how do I use this?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed).
The buttons are now on the toolbar (Firefox > Options > Navigation Toolbar) by default. If they're not, right-click on somewhere empty on the toolbar and choose "Customize...", to see if the buttons can be dragged onto the toolbar.
very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This should be part of every browser bundle. Why would anybody want to be tracked by so many companies? With this add-on you can accept cookies only for sites, where you login.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed).
Needs whitelist Export/Import Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very necessary and very usefull addon.
Desperately needs function to export/import whitelist.
Allow for session Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately it lacks a "Whitelist" for the "Allow for session"-cookies ... The "Session-Cookies" should be allowed only when the related website is called. And when the website (the tab) is closed, the related cookie should be deleted -- this would be a real privacy enhancement!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed).
Conflicts with Awesome Screenshot addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I needed to set this to 'Accepting unauthorized cookies' for Awesome Screenshot to work ( that addon seems to use a resource:// URL, which I couldn't whitelist )This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great add-on. Seems like many sites that I visit on a daily basis are now setting so many cookies that I got tired of clicking Deny over and over. This add-on solves that problem seamlessly. I'm very happy with it and it has made web browsing easier and a little more secure. Just remember to not dump your site preferences, or dump cookies upon exit in Firefox privacy. This add-on will delete your cookies for you upon exit.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1-signed).