screenshotCookie Auto Delete  |  Download Automatically delete cookies when a tab or the browser is closed.

Some of the important features of the Cookie Auto Delete addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Cookie Auto Delete.

In short, Cookie Auto Delete lets you easily delete cookies for a tab when it closes or for all tabs when the browser is closed. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

6 Reasons to Use Cookie Auto Delete

  • Has Session-Only and Tab-Only modes.

  • Toolbar icon serves as ON|OFF switch.

  • Very lite addon with no significant CPU or RAM usage.

  • Has a whitelist option to exclude a website (domain) from Cookie Auto Delete.

  • Toolbar icon changes color when the addon is active or inactive.

  • Available for Chrome browser only (Window and Mac).

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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  • It is a known fact that internet browsers collects information in the form of cookies to optimize their performance for the users. It makes online form filling easier and increases the speed of the browser. However, on the flipside, it often accumulates a lot of memory, which, in turn, makes the browser sluggish. Moreover, due to cookies, your privacy may be affected as they can be used to track or identify people. The solution here is to manually delete the cookies every now and then to free up the browser. However, this can prove to be a daunting task. The user has to access the setting of the browser every time in order to delete cookies. Fortunately, certain browser extensions are available that help to delete cookies automatically. One of them is - Cookie Auto Delete - that aims to make this task relatively easier. This extension is created to automatically delete cookies so that browser’s performance (both privacy and speed) can be enhanced. Read its complete review before you install this extension.

    Cookie Auto Delete is a handy extension since the user doesn’t have to do anything but to install it. When the browser or a tab is closed, it deletes cookies automatically. It has two cookies deleting mode; you can either set it at tab-only mode in which cookies get deleted whenever tabs are closed and session-only mode. In the latter mode, cookies get deleted when a session closes. Using this extension is quite easy as with a single click it can be activated or deactivated. When activated the color of the icon on the toolbar turns red otherwise it remains black. This way, a user can easily identify whether the extension has been activated or not. It has a separate options page where you can find the modes and whitelist tab. This tab enables the user to enter websites which they do not want to get cookies deleted for. In case a user wants to add multiple websites in the whitelist tab, they can do so by separating them by a comma. This extension is recommended to be installed since it is light-weight. It doesn’t consume a lot of memory; thus, it has no adverse effect on the performance of the browser at all. The only drawback, however a major one, is that it doesn’t work with any other browser apart from Chrome. So, all you Firefox and Opera users, this extension is not for you yet. On the brighter side, Mac users who have Chrome installed in their system, they can use this extension and get cookies deleted automatically. Simply put, this little add-on is a must-have for every Chrome user. It has all the features that make an extension useful; lightweight, super-efficient, and little memory consumption. There has been no reported case of bugs and other issues with the use of this extension so far. So, if you feel your browser acts sluggish at times and particular websites seems to use cookies to identify users, install Cookie Auto Delete extension right now and start using it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Cookie Auto Delete?

    Cookie Auto Delete is a lite and multi-browser addon that help you quickly erase cookies for a tab when it closes (Tab-Only mode). Moreover, you can set the addon to remove cookies for all tabs when the browser is closed (Session-Only mode). Toolbar icon serves as ON|OFF switch to quickly turn the addon ON or OFF. This addon can potentially make your browser to run faster as it removes the cookies and frees up the memory. Please note that, toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch to quickly activate or de-activate the addon. If you want to switch modes, please open addon options page and mark a desired settings. It is also important to note that, this addon has a whitelisting tool to easily exclude a domain from Cookie Auto Delete.

  • 2. What is a browser cookie?

    Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer by your web browser, and they are used by websites to store information about your visits, such as your preferences and settings, and to keep track of your activity on the site. This information is typically used to provide a personalized experience, such as remembering your login details or what items you have added to your shopping cart. Additionally, cookies are often used for other purposes, such as tracking your browsing activity and collecting data for advertising purposes. You can manage and delete cookies through your web browser settings, depending on your preferences.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Cookie Auto Delete?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How can I work with Cookie Auto Delete?

    Once this addon is added to your browser, it works instantly. Default mode is Tab-Only, simply close a tab in order to delete cookies for that specific tab. If you want to change the addon mode, please open the options page and mark the Session-Only setting. Once this setting is checked, cookies are deleted only when the browser is closed. At the bottom section in the options page, there is a section for whitelisting a domain. Simply add your desired domains, comma separated, to the list in order to exclude them from Cookie Auto Delete.

  • 5. How can I turn the addon ON or OFF?

    Once the addon is added to your browser, it is active by default. In active mode, toolbar icon color is red. Please press on the toolbar icon once to de-activate the addon. In this mode, the color turns to dark grey. Please note that, for all whitelisted domains, the toolbar icon color is light blue.

  • 6. How can I whitelist a domain from Cookie Auto Delete?

    In order to whitelist a domain from Cookie Auto Delete, please open options page and add desired domain to the list. Please note that domains should be comma separated.

  • 7. How many colors are available for toolbar icon?

    As mentioned above, toolbar icon has three colors. Red is for the active state, dark grey for inactive state and light blue for whitelisted domains.

  • 8. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Currently this addon is only available for Google Chrome browser. This is because Session-Only mode API for web-extensions is currently supported in Chrome browser only. Since Chrome has no mobile browser yet, this addon is not currently available for mobile browsers. In future, support for other browsers (Firefox and Opera) may be added.

  • 9. Can I set a timer or alarm for this addon to delete cookies on schedule?

    No, currently this addon only works based on the two modes described above. In future support for an alarm or timer may be added.

  • 10. How can I delete cookies for all websites all at once?

    If you want to delete the entire cookies in your browser, please set the mode to - SessionOnly - from the options page and completely clear the whitelist area. Then, restart the browser to erase all cookies. Please note that, if you do not want to delete cookies anymore (cookies for all tabs), please head to the options page and change the mode to Tab-Only.

  • 11. Where can I find the privacy policy for Cookie Auto Delete?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


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