Some of the important features of the Cookie Switch ON|OFF 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 Switch ON|OFF.
In short, Cookie Switch ON|OFF controls accessing cookies in all websites (whitelisting available) simply through a toolbar button (icon color changes accordingly).
6 Reasons to Use Cookie Switch ON|OFF
Easy accessible toggle button in your browser toolbar.
Toolbar icon changes color when you switch cookies ON or OFF (red or green).
Not interfering with other extensions at all.
Very lite addon with minimum possible fingerprints.
Perfect addon to increase privacy while you browse.
Available for Chrome and Opera browsers (Window and Mac).
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Cookie Switch ON|OFF?
Cookie Switch ON|OFF is a lite and multi-browser addon that helps you quickly turn cookies (browser cookie) in your browser ON or OFF with just one button. When toolbar icon color is green, Cookie is allowed in your browser, when it turns red, it means Cookie is denied globally. Now you can reload any website without cookies storing. If you need to whitelist a domain (i.e. www.example.com) please head to the options page and add the desired domain to the designated area. Please note, domains need to be added comma separated. You can enter URLs and the addon will convert them to domain (i.e. domain-1.com, domain-2.com, domain-3.com, ...).
2. What is a browser cookie?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by your web browser and are used by websites to save information about your visits, such as your preferences and settings. This allows the website to provide a personalized experience, such as remembering your login details or the items you have added to your shopping cart. You can manage and delete these cookies through your browser settings to protect your personal information and customize your browsing experience.
3. How can I download the source code for Cookie Switch ON|OFF?
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. Is Cookie Switch ON|OFF addon good for privacy?
Yes, disabling cookies in your browser is generally a good idea for protecting (and increasing) your privacy. While cookies alone, cannot access, search or dig information in your PC, they do store some data while you browse. These kind of information are generally used by websites for showing their users some personalized information. Therefore, if you want to have full privacy while browsing, it is recommended to deactivate cookies. Some websites need cookies in order to properly work, in these kind of situations, please add the websites (domains) to the whitelist table in options page.
5. Does this addon removes or modifies cookies for a specific websites?
No, this addon only allows or denies accessing cookies by websites, it does not write, edit or remove any cookie for any website. When the addon denies cookies (the icon is red), websites cannot access cookies in your browser. This means they cannot read or write data to cookie storage. On the other hand, when the addon allows cookies (the icon is green), all websites can access stored cookies in your browser. As mentioned above, no cookies are changed or removed by this addon at all, only accessing these cookies are controlled with this extension.
6. How do I turn the extension OFF (allow Cookie to be stored globally)?
In order to turn the addon OFF, please click on the toolbar icon once. When the icon turns green, Cookie is allowed globally and when it turns red, Cookie is denied globally (for all websites). As mentioned above, for specific websites in the whitelist, the icon will turn to green color when you switch tabs.
7. How to add a domain to the whitelist?
In order to add a specific domain to the whitelist, please open the options page and add the desired domain to the designated area. Instead of a domain, you can add a URL to the input area as well, and the addon will automatically converts it to domain. Please note, all domains must be comma separated (i.e. domain_1.com, domain_2.com, domain_3.com, etc.).
8. When the addon is OFF (Cookie allowed), is it still using resources?
No, when the extension is inactivated all its observers are removed and the addon does not monitor websites for Cookie storage at all. To turn off the addon as mentioned above, please click on the toolbar icon once to make it turn green. Alternatively, you can disable the addon from the browser extensions page.
9. How to open options page for this addon?
In order to open options page, please go to the extensions page in your browser and then click on the options button next to the addon name. The options page will be open where you can add a desired domain(s) for whitelisting.
10. Is this addon available for mobile version of Firefox or other browsers?
No, currently this addon is only available for desktop browsers (Chrome and Opera). In future versions we will release it for Firefox and mobile browsers as well.
11. Can I whitelist a website with regular expressions?
No, unfortunately regular expressions are not supported yet. Currently white-listing is only possible with hostnames and wildcards such as (i.e. *://*.example.com/*). Please note that you cannot whitelist a URL alone, once you enter a URL in the whitelist table the addon will convert it back to domain and Cookie will be allowed for the whole domain.
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