Need suggestions for automated browser cookie enable/disable/remove app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Enigmatik, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. Enigmatik macrumors newbie

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    So, my dad is really paranoid about the whole browser cookies deal. Everytime he wants to go to a site that requires cookies, he goes to Preferences and enables cookies only for websites you visit, does his business on the site, then disables and deletes all cookies when he's done. So I figured for Christmast I would make or find him a widget/app that automatically does the above mentioned actions with a single click or keystroke.

    My question is: What would be the best way to go about setting this up? Does such an application or widget already exist? Anything is much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Enigmatik
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Wow...erm...perhaps phobia psychotherapy would be more appropriate? :D

    For Firefox there are options such as the Toggle Cookie extension and possibly the Permit Cookies extension.
     
  3. Enigmatik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgot to mention, he uses Safari almost religiously.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Wow....

    Does SafariStand have this feature as something you can put in the stand bar or whatever it calls its thing?
     
  5. Enigmatik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll check it out.
     
  6. plumers macrumors member

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    Convince him to convert to Firefox :D

    It's almost the same, I use Firefox with safari-like theme
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Why won't using Private Browsing in Safari (File->Private browsing) do everything he needs?

    All cookies, etc., will be erased when he quits.
     

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