@SweetP Thanks for the putting this old duffer straight. I don't know when I turned safari/icloud on , must have been when setting up Catalina.
All the best
Have previously purchased Cookie 5 but I am trialling Cookie 6 on Catalina. Should this work or not. I have set history to delete on quit from Safari but have noticed when running Safari again the history has been deleted until I click in the address bar at which point it has returned. Is there a solution to this yet. It appears as if Cookie 6 does not understand the storage mechanism for the history data.