Help for Newby please



  • I can see how this is an important utility, but all I really understand are cookies. What are flash cookies? Databases? I've hunted around the support and helps, but I can't find any clear explanations. Could somebody please point me to some simple explanations? Thanks
    As far as I can tell, when one has finished a session on the browser, one has to go to the Cookie window, and check all those new cookies/flash cookies and databases that you want to be favorites, and Cookie will delete the rest. Is that right? Does one really have to keep going back to the cookie window, or is there some other way that one can make a favourite?



  • You only need to select favourites once, Cookie will remove all the others without any further work from you (once configured), unless of course you want to add sites to your favourites.

    Flash Cookies/Silverlight/Databases are basically glorified cookies.... they can store however store a lot more data than regular cookies.



  • You only need to select favourites once, Cookie will remove all the others without any further work from you (once configured), unless of course you want to add sites to your favourites..

    Yes, but I don't know what my favourites are until I have used them. How is it possible to have a list of favourites right from the start?
    So in order to make sure these cookies are not deleted, the only way to do it is to go to the Cookie app window, find the cookie and click on it? There's no shortcut?



  • ah ok,

    you can use the Smart Import function, either in the setup wizard, or from the menus.
    the easiest way, is to right-click/control-click in the cookie widow to bring up the contextual menu, and select "Smart Import..."

    Cookie will choose you cookie favs for you, you should double-check them though.
    Flash/Silverlight/and Databases will need to be checked manually though. You're are generally ok to just delete all of these.....

    You should also make sure that on the preferences tab, you have "Treat all Browser Extensions as Favourites" checked. (so as to preserve any settings for extensions you have installed.


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