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It's been long time since Cooke Editor was updated for the last time. Since them most browsers moved forward and changed format of cookie storage. Cookie Editor still works but only with older versions of Browsers.

We decided to make major rebuild of Cookie Editor, make it compatible with newest incarnations of major browsers, enhance functionality, modernize user interface. It's the long way ahead, but we've already made first step:

It's not Cookie Editor yet, but utility and forensic tool you might find useful in situations you could normally use Cookie Editor. It is called IE Cache Manager and how name indicates, it allows to manage and manipulate contents of Internet Explorer cache. It is first public release and not all of planned functionality is implemented in this release. Just stay in touch if you want newest version (at this stage of development updates are frequent - usually once a week). Please give it a try. Click the following link and download zipped file. No installation is necessary - just unzip it to any floder on your drive:

IECacheManagerPortable.zip

If you really want to download 'old' Cookie Editor, keep reading...

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information generated by a Web server and stored in the user's computer without their consent or knowledge, ready for future access.
In most cases, not only does the storage of personal information into a cookie go unnoticed, so does access to it. Web servers automatically gain access to relevant cookies whenever the user establishes a connection to them, usually in the form of Web requests.

By using cookies, a website can track what links you click on, the ads you respond to, and all sorts of other information.
Not all cookies are bad. As a matter of fact, most cookies store harmless but useful information.
Cookies allow user-side customization of Web information. If you sometimes visit 'finance.yahoo.com' you may notice that this page remembers your recent stock quotes. It's done through cookies.
Another example: cookies can be used to store shopping lists of items a user has selected while browsing through a virtual shopping mall.

If you want to play a little bit with cookies and better understand how they work. Try this link. You will be able to create new cookies, edit and delete them. If you already downloaded Cookie Editor you can use the above link and the program itself to see how browsers persists cookies and do more experiments.

About Cookie Editor

Cookie Editor is an application that helps you manage cookies set by Internet Explorer, Netscape or Mozilla Browsers.

Cookie Editor allows you to maintain the level of your privacy by allowing you to see, edit or delete any unwanted cookies. It searches your drives for all IE cookies then displays them is easy grid-like format. You can examine content of any cookie or delete it.

For advanced users, you can also edit the contents of cookies. So, for example, if you want to change your zip code for 'movies.yahoo.com', or move up the expiration date of a given cookie, you could do so without even opening your browser!


Screen shots

Main screen is a simple list view showing all cookies defined in your system.
You can browse cookies sorted by any available properties and filter/search them using multiple filter criteria.

Main screen


Following screen shows Search functionality in action.

Main screen with search


Here you can see the edit dialog box. You can select any cookie from the list view and modify some of its properties.

Edit Cookie Dialog


Product History

10 Apr 2003 version 1.5.x First public release. Provides capability to browse, delete and edit Internet Explorer cookies. Supports IE verisons 4.01 to 6.x
12 Jun 2003 version 1.6.x Adds capability to block and allow cookies from specified domains. This option is available for IE 6.x or better (supporting P3P)
01 Jul 2003 version 1.7.x This release added capability to view, delete and edit cookies maintained by Mozilla Browser (1.3.x) And Netscape (7.x). It also provides functionality to block or allow cookies, images and pop-up windows from domains specified by the user.
22 Sep 2003 version 1.8.x This release added capability to view and delete Internet Explorer history files.


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