Shocked! Just discovered 342 cookies inside Safari!



  • Greetings!

    Been a devoted user of Cookie for several years now (even back in the days when it was Safari Cookies).

    I have it set up for a very small set of acceptable cookies.  As I browse, new ones appear and are, as per the option set, deleted within a few minutes.  All good.  Works like a charm.

    However...

    Today, I happened to check within Safari itself and *found 342 cookies!  *Along with the kind message from Apple that they could be trackers!

    They were NOT showing up inside Cookie!

    I've now deleted them ALL-- I know that this will mean-- in several cases --having to re-enter data, but so be it.

    Any ideas what's going on with this?  Is there a problem relating to El Capitan?


    Follow-up.

    I just discovered that I must have turned OFF the 3-minute destruct button at some point-- however, I also have the deep-six set for quitting and login, so they should NOT have been there.  (I have quit Safari and relaunched it several times in the last couple of days; as well as rebooted the entire laptop.)

    Plus, I'm wondering why they didn't show up in Cookie proper...

    Here are some details...

    Cookie is 4.5.8
    Safari is 10.0.1
    Mac OS is 10.11.6

    Any help appreciated!


    I was wrong on a crucial detail. Safari shows all websites that have caches, local storage, or cookies. It's a HUGE number of them... a tad disturbing! The 342 sites must not have been all cookies and, thus, beyond Cookies' control!

    Any suggestions on how to auto-delete them?



  • all those types of cookies are physically removed from your computer by Cookie, however Cookie has no way of telling Safari to refresh its database.

    if you want the view in Safari to match what Cookie shows, you really just have to close Safari more often... but there really is no need, as Safari is displaying incorrect data.



  • SweertPProductions
    all those types of cookies are physically removed from your computer by Cookie, however Cookie has no way of telling Safari to refresh its database.

    if you want the https://www.taledc.com/penimaster-pro-review-results]view on penimaster pro in Safari to match what Cookie shows, you really just have to close Safari more often... but there really is no need, as Safari is displaying incorrect data.

    Are cookies dangerous? I thought they were just a way for websites to know you've been there before.



  • Hi! I just found this new Cookie version. I used to use Safari Cookie a lot, so I am glad to have found this one.

    I was just searching the forums for this same issue. I am removing cookies in Cookie but there are still over 300 in Safari. I want to be sure that those that still show in Safari are really still not there and are just "ghosts" in the Safari list.

    I hate that hundreds of cookies are placed on my computer and that Safari gives us very little control and NO information on them. I hope that this program will give me the control I want.

    Thanks!

    Dave



  • after cleaning with Cookie (while Safari is still open) you should only see localStorage and cache cookies. (which have been removed, Safari just doesn't update).



  • Great! Thanks, Russell!

    Dave



  • I just did a test deleting cookies via Cookie. I got logged out of Audible even though Safari said that those cookies were still there. Success!!! Thank you!



  • Using 4.6 Within the last months I get massive amounts of cookies in private browsing mode. I'm constantly removing them. This never happened before with cookie. Its as if cookie doesn't exist. Running Yosemite on a Macbook Pro 2016


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