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Self-Destructing Cookies for Firefox 0.4.11

Delete a site's cookies when you close its tab

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Firefox 24+

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 05 March 2017
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Self-Destructing Cookies for Firefox 0.4.6
Delete a site's cookies when you close its tab

Self-Destructing Cookies is an easy-to-use cookie manager for Firefox.

Install the add-on and it takes immediate effect. Tracking cookies are removed immediately, based on their behaviour (no bulky blacklist required). And a site's regular cookies - and its LocalStorage data - are automatically deleted just as soon as you close its tab.

The add-on also deletes cookies after they've been unused for a specified period of time (10 seconds by default), so you have some protection even if you leave a tab open.

Too drastic? You can whitelist a site, which means Self-Destructing Cookies will leave it alone. Or you can have a site's cookies preserved until you close Firefox, so they'll be available for the current session only.

Useful settings include an option to clear your browser cache when the system has been idle for a specified number of minutes (this is disabled by default).

Self-Destructing Cookies also has an optional Undelete feature to restore anything it's removed. This can help if you find the add-on has broken a site, but has to be used with care, as it might allow other users of your system to log back into sites where you've logged out. (Again, this is disabled by default.)

Version 0.4.11 (Changelog):
- switch to ACCESS_ALLOW_FIRST_PARTY_ONLY as the default whitelist level

Verdict:

A comprehensive cookie manager, highly configurable but also very easy to use.

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Unreal Engine 4.15.1

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Unreal Engine is Epic Games' game engine, a powerful suite of tools for developing anything from basic 2D games to professional RPGs, first person shooters and whatever else you like.

Wide standards support - DirectX, OpenGL, JavaScript/ WebGL - means your projects can be targeted to almost any platform: consoles, iOS, Android, Windows, OS X, Linux, HTML5 browsers and more.

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4.15.1 brings:
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