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Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 16:11

I'd like to share my alternative to the well known Self-Destructing Cookies (SDC) extension, written in pure js without SDK. It was initially based on the Crush Those Cookies extension, but the internal logic was updated and extra features were added, both from the original SDC and unique.

Please take a time to carefully read the description on AMO, but always use the latest version from the history page to install (luckily Pale Moon users shouldn't wait for signing).
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Unread postby dark_moon » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 16:33

Thank you!

I remove Crush Thoses Cookies and install this. The whitelist was automatic included, nice!

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby wost_ » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 19:23

Now, that's a real SDC replacement. Well done. :thumbup:

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 19:52

Why don't the two of you collaborate perhaps between the two of you it could become even better.

Also do know that eventually due to Mozilla AMO API changes we will be gradually reducing our reliance on AMO. It is advisable for you to submit extensions to our add-ons site.
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 20:40

dark_moon wrote:The whitelist was automatic included

No whitelists are included, it likely has been imported from SDC.

wost_ wrote:Now, that's a real SDC replacement. Well done. :thumbup:

Thank you wost_ and you should know, that Cookies Exterminator hardly has been even born without Crush Those Cookies.

Matt A Tobin wrote:Also do know that eventually due to Mozilla AMO API changes we will be gradually reducing our reliance on AMO. It is advisable for you to submit extensions to our add-ons site.

If any problems arise, I'll do it, but as for now the AMO is preferred, since my extension also supports SeaMonkey and Firefox.
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby dark_moon » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 20:41

JustOff wrote:
dark_moon wrote:The whitelist was automatic included

No whitelists are included, it likely has been imported from SDC.

Yeah, i mean from Crush Thoses Cookies. My own whitelist.

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby GreenGeek » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 20:45

Grey list and red list should be explained. (White list and black list are the only common usage.) Grey list appears to correspond to "Allow for session", although I first thought it might mean ask. Does red list mean "Never" allow? If so, isn't that blacklist? SDC only uses "white list" which includes both allow and allow for session. [I could cheat and look at the code but I'm trying to act like a regular user.]

I'm keeping CTC for now, for the same reason I eat pork-n-beans and don't wear shiny shoes -- because simple is better.

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 21:02

GreenGeek, the red list isn't actually policy list, like white or black. As I wrote in the description on AMO it is "separate tab in the options, named Redlist, where you can load the list of all domains that already have cookies and selectively add them to white or grey list". So, it's just for convenient management, you may just ignore it if you wish.

As for SDC, it actually uses both white and grey lists, but they are managed from single interface. They have the same meaning in Cookies Exterminator too.

dark_moon wrote:Yeah, i mean from Crush Thoses Cookies. My own whitelist.

That's also is unlikely, as Cookies Exterminator imports only from SDC, who uses system cookies exceptions list.
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby karlkracher » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 21:14

Thank you

looks interesting. But why have i to add something like adomainwhichdoesntexist.org to the white list to keep it in active state? I never have a cookie which i want to preserve, a empty white list should be ok.

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby superA » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 21:19

A couple of things I've noticed,

If you don't add something in the whitelist the addon does not work, right? At least I could not make it work, since I add ''google.com'' in the whitelist, the extension started working.So if I don't want anything in that lists, that means no active add on?
Secondly, it seems the 10 sec.delay it's locked, CTC do has the option to minimize the grace period to 1 sec.But even with the default 10sec. clean delay, cookies are removed randomly here between 3 to 8 seconds.

Last, is it possible to add an ''automatically clean cache'' option as SDC has?

Other than that, the extension work ( just doesn't work for my liking :D ) crazy fast, it is like not installed !!

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby wost_ » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 21:41

One thing, I can't test this on Linux at the moment but there was an issue with CTC and closing browser's window. You might want to look into https://github.com/wsdfhjxc/crush-those ... s/issues/9 and a related commit.

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 23:10

karlkracher wrote:why have i to add something like adomainwhichdoesntexist.org to the white list to keep it in active state

Please, consider this little inconvenience as a small price for the latest warning, made to prevent any accidential data loss, right after installation.

superA wrote:If you don't add something in the whitelist the addon does not work, right?

I'm sorry, but are you really read the description, as I've asked to?)

superA wrote:Secondly, it seems the 10 sec.delay it's locked

10 seconds is minimal delay, it was done intentionally.

superA wrote:But even with the default 10sec. clean delay, cookies are removed randomly here between 3 to 8 seconds.

Any cleaning job tries to remove all unused and unprotected data, so sometimes some cookies can be deleted a little sooner than delay specified in options.

superA wrote:Last, is it possible to add an ''automatically clean cache'' option as SDC has?

Actually, I'm against any regular background tasks, but we will see.
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 23:20

wost_ wrote:One thing, I can't test this on Linux at the moment but there was an issue with CTC and closing browser's window.

Thank you for sharing this with me, actually there was a problem on the Mac too. But in 2.7.7 I've completely changed the windows handling routine, so all is ok now.
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby karlkracher » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 23:48

JustOff wrote:Please, consider this little inconvenience as a small price for the latest warning, made to prevent any accidential data loss, right after installation.

Not only right after installation.

What i've done: Installed it, loaded the red list and added a cookie from the red list to the white list. Then a activated cookie exterminator. So far so good. Then i deleted the entry from the white list, did a click to accept and got the message "Active mode was disabled because Whitelist is empty".

Is it possible to have some kind of variable firstrun like this pseudo javascript

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function onApply() {
    if (firstrun && checkWhitelistEmpty()) {
        firstrun = false;
        Services.obs.notifyObservers(window, "cookextermPrefsEvent", "Apply");
        window.close();
    }
}

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby LimboSlam » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 01:08

Too confusing! But good try anyways. I'll stick with CTC.

Thank you both for providing an alternative to SDC. :)
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 10:07

karlkracher wrote:Is it possible to have some kind of variable firstrun

I had in mind that you can use your adomainwhichdoesntexist.org trick as such variable and to consider it as a little inconvenience and so on. And note, the most common complaint among original SDC users is about accidental data loss, including by reason of the loss of the white list. That is why I set this fuse in Cookies Exterminator to work permanently.

LimboSlam wrote:Too confusing! But good try anyways. I'll stick with CTC.
Thank you both for providing an alternative to SDC. :)

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby hobbledehoy899 » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 14:02

wost_ wrote:One thing, I can't test this on Linux at the moment but there was an issue with CTC and closing browser's window. You might want to look into https://github.com/wsdfhjxc/crush-those ... s/issues/9 and a related commit.
I'm on Linux Mint 18 and have been experiencing this very same problem.

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby JustOff » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 15:51

hobbledehoy899 wrote:I'm on Linux Mint 18 and have been experiencing this very same problem.

Are you using Cookies Exterminator version 2.7.7?
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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby hobbledehoy899 » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 17:28

JustOff wrote:Are you using Cookies Exterminator version 2.7.7?
I don't experience the window closing issue at all with CE, only with CTC (which I'll use no longer.)

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Re: Cookies Exterminator

Unread postby LimboSlam » Sat, 05 Nov 2016, 04:57

@JustOff: I've figured it out, guess I was tired yesterday. My bad. :) On that note, could we have the feature: "Enable strict domain and subdomain checking," please. This was pretty neat as I could whitelist just docs.google.com, forum.palemoon.org, instead of the whole domain.

Thanks!


-PS: Why doesn't CE detect CTC whitelist? Can this be fixed or added?
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