Cookie management in Sierra -- is it gone?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Fishrrman, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Fishrrman, Jul 20, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017

    Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Hello all --

    Up to this point, I've been using 10.8.5 along with 10.11.6 as my main, day-to-day "OS's of choice".

    Unlike others, I have no compulsion to "upgrade just because Apple wants me to". I go my own way.

    Still, I've been experimenting with both Sierra and High Sierra on external "test drives".

    On both of my current working OS's, I use the "Safari Cookies" extension/app to manage my cookies. SC allows the user to "whitelist" those cookies/databases that he wishes, and all others will be deleted each time Safari quits. It's a nice system, and it works.

    However, starting with Sierra, neither "Safari Cookies" or "Cookie" (another app) will install. Or, more correctly, they -appear to- install, but then when you re-launch Safari, they're "not there".

    Does anyone know of any cookie-management externsions/apps/whatever "out there" that continue to work with Sierra and High Sierra?

    Or... is this one more aspect of user-control that Apple has decided that the end user shall no longer be accorded?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Cookie is a standalone app and does not integrate with Safari’s interface like Safari Cookies does. Instead, it runs independently and modifies Safari’s cookie files in the background.

    Safari Cookies is an old plug-in for SIMBL which is a third-party legacy hack that injects code into other applications at runtime. I believe SIMBL is no longer maintained and code injection has been restricted by default since El Capitan (though you can disable it).

    If you want more control, you are best advised to find another browser.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    https://cookie5app.com

    The Cookie 5 application will work on Sierra. Have not tried it in HS.
     
  4. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    I have Safari Cookies running (MacOS 10.12.6, Safari 11.0 beta). You need to install SIMBL, which involves temporarily disabling SIP, and then there's a hack-ette to get it to work with Safari now that it's signed.

    No one seems to care about Safari Cookies, but once you follow the instructions to get Stand working, Cookies will also work.

    https://github.com/anakinsk/SafariStand

    I don't really need Stand, but the "clear all cookies apart from those flagged below on exit" Cookies feature is one I'd rather not live without.
     
  5. Fishrrman, Jul 26, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2017

    Fishrrman thread starter macrumors G5

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    adrianlondon -

    Thanks for the reply above.
    But... would you care to elaborate, step-by-step, how to get this working?
    I have SafariStand, "the patch", and Safari Cookies, but still, trying to get it installed and...
    ... nothing.

    Is there a specific order in which the items must be "applied"?
    Any other considerations?
     
  6. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    It's complex. Get SIMBL installed and working first.
     
  7. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    I assume these old SIMBL plugins will be harder and harder to install with each macOS release. I suggest everyone to move on to newer alternatives.
     

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