MAXA Cookie Manager
MAXA Cookie Manager is a small Windows application whose purpose is to help you view all cookies that are stored on your computer. Some of the cookies may be dangerous, as they are able to gather sensitive information about your browsing activity, so it is important to detect and delete them.
The tool offers support for a built-in wizard which helps you configure several settings using a step-by-step approach. You can select the websites that you frequently use and create a whitelist with them.
You can choose between several preset programs, such as communication utilities (e.g. Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail, Skype, AOL), social networking apps (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, Twitter, LinkedIn), image hosting platforms (e.g. Flickr, Photobucket), as well as various services, such as CNN, Financial Times, Amazon, eBay, Google, Wikipedia, Apple, Adobe, and many others.
What’s more, you can make MAXA Cookie Manager run at Windows startup and enable sound notifications.
At the end of the wizard, the program automatically scans your computer and displays the results in the primary panel. You can check out the total number of cookies listed as malicious (they are made specifically for tracking your visits, interests, and web browsing data), delete them, or ignore the message and manually investigate the threats. What’s more, you can view the number of new and active cookies, as well as total deleted and web bug cookies.
A smart system is implemented into this tool for helping you scan the detected cookies and find out more information about them. Cookies are highlighted with different colors: red for web bugs or tracking cookies, yellow for cookies that store a large amount of information, green (they are not quite problematic), and grey (they are whitelisted).
You can remove all cookies or only the selected ones, check out extra information about each item (e.g. URL, file location, ID, browser), refresh the current list with just one click, and clear the cache and history for IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, and others.
Last but not least, you may export the results to HTML file format, filter data by web browser (e.g. Firefox, Opera, IE), and perform an online test to see what information cookies gather about you.
MAXA Cookie Manager comprises several dedicated parameters designed to help you make the app automatically check for new cookies at a user-defined time and show popup notifications, display alerts when web bugs are detected, as well as enable audio notifications for various actions, such as new cookies, new web bugs, deletion, and refresh. Additionally, you can make use of the preset audio files or upload custom items from your computer.
An overall efficient cookie manager
All in all, MAXA Cookie Manager proves to be a handy piece of software worth having if you are concerned that certain websites are tracking your activity with the aid of cookies.