Delete after X minutes not working

  • So I just purchased and installed Cookie (3.0.16) and I'm testing it out with Chromium. I can't get the Delete after X minutes to work. I currently have it set to 1 minute and I'm watching the Cookie window within Cookie, and non-favorite cookies aren't deleting. I've tried toggling the preference and switching between the Preferences window and Cookies window and they're still there.

    Am I doing something incorrectly?

  • I think Chromium locks its cookie file, so that Cookie cant actually edit it until after Chromium has been quit....

    I may be wrong though....

  • That doesn't seem to be it. Even after quitting Chromium, the cookies don't delete at the set interval. Quitting and reopening Cookie doesn't get rid of them either. They do go away when I manually get rid of non favorites.

    Am I possibly doing something wrong? I'm using 10.6.8.

  • Yeah, this is very odd. Delete after X minutes completely works with Safari. Non-favorite cookies delete exactly on schedule. But not so with Chromium. Like I mentioned, even quitting Chromium doesn't allow Cookie to delete the cookies at the right interval. Is this a Chromium specific problem? Does the same thing happen in Chrome?

  • Is anyone else having problems with this feature?

    I've come to discover that Delete after X minutes doesn't really work with Safari either. When Cookie is in the foreground, Delete after X minutes works perfectly. However, when in the background, cookies accumulate for your entire browsing session. Then, when you switch to Cookie, you can see all of the dozens/hundreds of cookies you've collected. If you then wait the specified number of minutes, Cookie then deletes what you've accumulated. In other words, Delete after X minutes doesn't work if Cookie is in the background, only when active in the front.

    Is there something else I should be doing? I purchased Cookie for this specific feature.

  • which operating system do you use?
    Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion

  • This is the same problem on Safari running on Mountain Lion. It used to work.

  • Ill look into this now

  • With more testing, it was version 3.0.17 that was broken. 3.0.16 and the latest 3.0.18 work. Sorry for not updating before commenting on a bug.

  • ok, perfect.
    thanks for letting me know

  • Hi.

    I just purchased Cookie and I am seeing the same thing - the timed cookie deletion does not work in Safari (have not tested other browsers).
    However, I am using .18 and it still does not work.


  • Are you checking the Privacy tab in Safari?

    If so, Safari doesn't reflect the true current state of cookies when deleted by an outside program. (i.e…. Cookie)

    It will still list all cache cookies and databases. History display's the same behaviour.
    You can test this by restarting Safari, which will force it to update its cookie references.

    If it's not this that you're seeing. Try toggling the Timer OFF/ON to see if that helps.

  • Looks like there may still be a problem. It works intermittently. 3.0.18 version, Macbook Pro, Mountain Lion, Safari (everything up-to-date). See these screenshots taken while I was on a single web page for 30 minutes.
    They show a 5 min delete period and 247 cookies. 12 are Favorites.

  • I also find that this seems to work sometimes but not others.

    I understand I cannot verify it by looking in Safari, so I try to validate by seeing if my cookie set by a site to save a login sessions stays or goes.

    Is there a better way we can do this so the developer can get the best possible information to work from?


  • Are you guys on Snow Leopard by any chance?

    Also , try forcing a refresh of the Cookie tab by clicking on the menu bar icon.

  • I am on 10.8.4.

    What I have found is that if I have the Cookie window open (as opposed to just having the Cookie icon in the menu bar), it works fine. Cookies disappear after a minute as planned.

    However, if that window is closed, it seems to forget about deleting them..

    Different question (maybe): I have 8 databases listed that I cannot delete. They belong to extensions from Chrome and Safari. Is that normal? They are not favorites, but "Remove" does nothing.


  • Mountain Lion 10.8.4
    Will Cookie continue to work on Mavericks?

  • Cookie is working fine on Mavericks DP5, I haven't yet tested DP6, but I assume it will still work just fine.

    The Extensions are "locked" by checking the preference (on the Preferences tab, - these are all Extension settings, and removing them may cause issues with the relevant extension):
    "Treat all Browser Extensions as Favourites"

  • This is still happening. It runs for a while, then quits deleting after X minutes. Mine is set to 5 mins.
    I can get it to work again by deleting the cookie .plist file.

    Please look into this because it is basically making Cookie no longer useful. It is a wonderful app, when it is working right. I need it to work because I never close Safari. I am running on Mavericks.

  • I have some spare time coming up this week, and wanted to work on Cookie, so i'll look into the timer functionality and see if I can see any bugs in the code.