How To – Selective Cookie Delete In Firefox

By | July 11, 2013

Considering how apparently everyone is spying on us, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about a very simple way how you improve (at least a little bit) your online privacy by removing cookies in Firefox. To do that, we’re gonna be using an addon called selectivecookiedelete. Like the name of it suggests, this free cookie management addon adds selective cookie delete functionality to Firefox and not just that, it can also automatically remove cookies from sites that you don’t want tracking you.

Firefox selective cookie delete launcher

After installing the addon by clicking on the link from down below, you should be able to add it to the toolbar and run it from there (see image above). Alternatively you can access it by clicking on menu, selecting addons and then selecting preferences of this free selective cookie delete addon for Firefox.

Firefox selective cookie delete options

Preferences window that comes up allows you to either add sites that you want blacklisted and allow cookies from all the other websites (the ones that are not on the list) or create a whitelist which will do the opposite. Only the cookies from the websites in the list will be allowed, while cookies from all others are gonna be erased automatically as you close down Firefox. New websites are added by typing in their address, each new one has to be separated with a comma.

Firefox selective cookie delete manager

Existing websites from where cookies have already been added to Firefox can edited and added to lists by clicking on the Edit List button which exist next to the Whitelist and Blacklist options.

Firefox selective cookie delete manually

Alternatively if you are interested in erasing cookies manually so you have even more control, you can do that by clicking on the Show all cookies option and in the window that comes up, in the Search field type in the domain for which you would like to remove cookies. They will be listed down below, simply select all the entries, or just the ones you want deleted and click Remove Cookies. To remove all cookies, click Remove All Cookies. Very simple and too the point. If you have any questions, use the comments section down below.

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