Cookie 5 beta



  • I just had a chance to play with the new Brave web browser and it's been a pleasant experience. The app is supposedly designed to limit ads and tracking, but I would nonetheless love to see it also supported in Cookies 5… Any chance it'll be supported as well?

    (and since we're on the topic… I'd add OmniWeb to the list πŸ™‚ The app might not have as much traction as it used to have, but it's a very nice browser with features no other app offers at this point).

    Corentin



  • Hey guys,
    Ive just uploaded the official release,
    it has performance improvements over the latest betas, so please update via the "Check for Updates" menu.

    I'll update my websites over the next couple of days to release this properly. I was caught out a little by the Mac App Store.... it was reviewed in 2 days, normally it takes a week.
    I need to visit the german consulate up in Brisbane today... to sort out my daughters citizenship/passport, so the official Cookie5 release needs to wait a little...

    πŸ™‚

    thanks for all the feedback



  • Installed the MAS version today and everything seems to be working well. Nice update Russell.



  • Just installed Cookies 5 (previous Cookie user). The initial prompts are very confusing. When I select a browser, an "allow" panel opens, yet "allow" is greyed out. So to where exactly am I supposed to point Cookies? When I navigate to the Cookies folder in ~/Library, all files are greyed. I can navigate to Safari folder in same Library. Clicking allow for Safari Library takes me to another allow panel without any sense of where I'm to navigate to. Seems this update process ought to be a lot simpler. Perhaps it's Apple's requirements, however, this install process is one of the worst I have seen in a long time.

    And...several hours later I have yet to receive an email with my registration detail. πŸ˜•

    This is starting to look like a joke. :@



  • The sandbox is extremely annoying...
    Once you get through it all, Cookie will feel familar, and should never need to ask for access again.
    There should be up to 4 access panels for each browser...
    That's strange you don't get the allow button activated?

    What you could do is just give Cookie access to the entire library folder?
    This would give it the same permissions as Cookie4, although I'm not sure if you still need to authenticate au folders or not... So maybe it's not such a good idea.



  • Just installed Cookies 5 (previous Cookie user). The initial prompts are very confusing. When I select a browser, an "allow" panel opens, yet "allow" is greyed out. So to where exactly am I supposed to point Cookies? When I navigate to the Cookies folder in ~/Library, all files are greyed. I can navigate to Safari folder in same Library. Clicking allow for Safari Library takes me to another allow panel without any sense of where I'm to navigate to. Seems this update process ought to be a lot simpler. Perhaps it's Apple's requirements, however, this install process is one of the worst I have seen in a long time.

    And...several hours later I have yet to receive an email with my registration detail. πŸ˜•

    This is starting to look like a joke. :@

    did the license end up in your spam folder?
    if you let me know either your name or email ill resend it.

    or send me an email, and ill sort it out for you.
    [email protected]



  • did the license end up in your spam folder?
    if you let me know either your name or email ill resend it.

    or send me an email, and ill sort it out for you.
    [email protected]

    Thank you for sending the license information.
    I still find the browser setup confusing. To which file or folder do I point the app when the prompts start appearing after checking a specific browser???

    I've reverted to Cookies 4. 5 seems way too buggy. Or perhaps my file setup is incorrect? Further, in 5 I cannot manually remove non-favored or tracking cookies.



  • Thank you for sending the license information.

    I still find the browser setup confusing. To which file or folder do I point the app when the prompts start appearing after checking a specific browser???

    I've reverted to Cookies 4. 5 seems way too buggy. Or perhaps my file setup is incorrect? Further, in 5 I cannot manually remove non-favored or tracking cookies.
    r

    my email account stopped sending out emails the day i released Cookie5... typical. so i created some new accounts and resent all the licenses, and tried to re-reply to all emails. i spent the whole day on support with my host to get it sorted..... nothing.... im still waiting to hear back from them.

    ....Ive uploaded v5.0.2 to my store if you are using the trial. it has a number of fixes, including fixing the tracking cookies/non-favs from the buttons.

    you can get it from here:
    https://sweetpproductions.com/products/cookie5/Cookie5.dmg

    when the permissions windows open, it should already be focused on the folder that Cookie needs access to. I have no idea why its not working on your setup.



  • when the permissions windows open, it should already be focused on the folder that Cookie needs access to. I have no idea why its not working on your setup.

    I suspect the culprit is Default Folder 5, which customizes the open/save panels, and by default is pointed to a specific file set. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to deactivate DF5 short of uninstalling it.

    Perhaps I can navigate manually? To which folder or file ought I point Cookies? I navigated it to ~/Library and selected "save", however, no change occurred with removing non-favorites etc. Same is true after upgrading to 5.0.2.
    s
    Appreciate the help.



  • New information about cookies helping me understand


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