Websites are usually storing HTTP cookies in your web browser to help them receive notifications about your previous activity in an attempt to provide a streamlined and user friendly browsing experience. On the other hand, tracking cookies have access your personal browsing history, which can lead to privacy issues.
Cookie is an unobtrusive Mac application that is able to monitor your online activity and automatically deletes tracking cookies from your browser periodically. After the initial setup, Cookie is able to work completely in the background, protecting your privacy without requiring any user interaction.
User friendly Setup Wizard
To get you started, Cookie comes with a Setup Wizard that enables you to make all the necessary settings. Right off the bat, the application asks you which browsers should be monitored: Cookie scans you system for installed web browsers and provides a list of supported apps.
The next step is to specify the websites for which you want to keep the cookies files: the HTTP cookies are necessary for webpages that you visit frequently, for which you have an user account, and so on. At the same time, you get to quickly remove the cookies for all non-favorite websites, and specify that all tracking cookies should be blocked.
Clear your browser cache and remove the unwanted data
Moreover, Cookie can help you delete the cache, history, favicons, webpage previews, form values, and downloads, for all your web browsers, with the click of a mouse. To make sure the browsers remain clean, Cookie is able to perform the clean up periodically, or if certain specifications are met.
Cookie will reside either in your status bar or in your Dock and you get to tweak any of these settings via its Preferences window in no time. Furthermore, the app allows you to run the Setup Wizard again any time you like.
Protects your browsing privacy by periodically erasing cookies
Tracking cookies represent a privacy concern because are able to extract long term information about your online activity from your web browser. Cookie is a small utility that deals with this problem by automatically deleting cookies that have not been previously approved by the user.