Self-Destructing Cookies

Self-Destructing Cookies

Delete cookies when browser is closed or once the tab is closed to prevent tracking

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What is Self-Destructing Cookies?

'Self-Destructing Cookies' is an Edge add-on designed to bolster privacy by eliminating cookies once a browser session or tab is closed. It offers 'session' and 'tabs' modes for cookie management per domain. This plug-in does not currently support the removal of 'window.localStorage'. It's a practical tool for users conscious about their online privacy and desiring to minimize tracking.

Stats date:
By: Bermet
Users: 2,206
Rating: 4.50 (2)
Version: 0.2.0 (Last updated: 2022-01-03)
Creation date: 2022-01-03
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • cookies
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 81.54K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Self-Destructing Cookies
Self-Destructing Cookies (v0.2.0)
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Not available on Firefox

This extension supports two modes to deal with cookies:

  1. "session" mode: delete cookies once the current session is closed (all browser windows are closed).
  2. "tabs" mode: delete cookies related to the current tab once the tab is closed, and there are no other tabs of the same domain.

Example: Let's say you are logged-in into your email account: In "session" mode, you will be logged-in until all browser tabs are closed. In "tabs" mode, you will be logged-out once all email tabs are closed. So if you have two email tabs opened and still one tab is open, you are still logged-in. Once the other tab is closed, you will get logged-out

Note: the extension does not support cleaning "window.localStorage" at this moment. I will work on that later!

To report bugs please use the review section of the FAQs page

User reviews
by AMADEUS, 2022-04-16

I love it. This add-on perfectly functions as intended. It's CPU friendly since it uses the Edge extension's UI to perform actions. The logo is aesthetically designed.You can whitelist hostnames, domains and websites by right-clicking the extension. I just wish it could clear the site's local storage but other than that it's amazing.
by Samuel, 2021-07-12
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Risk impact

Self-Destructing Cookies may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Self-Destructing Cookies has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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