Warning! I've been getting some messages that the installer isn't
working. So far, it's worked fine for me, so I'm going to try and track down
a platform/browser/install combination that fails so I can fix it. In the
meanwhile, caveat emptor. Well, you're not an emptor, so just
CookieBar is an interface to your cookie manager, but it sits
in your sidebar. It provides a quick way to look at your cookies, and to
delete or block them. Check out the screenshots
for a better idea.
CookieBar requires Mozilla 1.2.1 or better. It may work with
degraded functionality on earlier versions. Specifically, the cookie list
won't update dynamically on older versions. You may be able to force
an update by changing to a different sidebar, then changing back, but
you'll void your warranty.
- View a list of cookie sites and names.
- View the value and expiration date for one cookie at a time.
- Delete cookies using the 'Remove' button or the Delete key.
- Block cookies permanently using the 'Block' button.
- Select a contiguous list of cookies for deleting or blocking
- Select a non-contiguous list of cookies for deleting or blocking
- Quick access to the Cookie Manager.
- View full set of cookie properties by double-clicking.
- Sort by site or name by clicking on column header.
Interpreting Cookie Site Names
If a cookie site begins with a dot (.), it indicates that it is
a domain-wide cookie. This cookie will be valid for all servers
within that domain. For example:
is a domain-wide cookie, and will be served with pages at www.yahoo.com,
news.yahoo.com, and sports.yahoo.com (among others).
This is also a domain-wide cookie:
but this is a cookie specific to the server named www.washingtonpost.com:
Were I to visit www.washingtonpost.com, I would get both of these
The reason I so carefully explain these distinctions is that CookieBar
behaves differently from Mozilla's built-in Cookie Manager in this
regard; the difference is not so clearly obvious there.
- View cookies specific to the current pages only. If anyone knows
how to get notification events when a new browser tab is opened, or
when the selected browser tab changes, please
- Have cookies deleted from CookieBar reflect such in the Cookie Manager,