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Disable Cookies

This is a simple extension for Chrome™, Microsoft Edge and Opera™ browsers that let you disable/enable cookies for the current domain (host).

Click once and you’ll disable cookies for the current site. Click again and cookies will be re-enabled.

There are some options available, but basically, the extension does just that (and not much more)

Once installed, here is how it works:

How It Works

To disable/enable cookies on current site — just click the button in the toolbar.

In order to disable cookies for current domain, an exception is added to the browser settings. This means that if you open the same site in other tab, cookies will be still disabled. You must click the extension icon again in order to re-enable cookies.

Options

Don’t forget to check the options page. There are some options that could be of interest: 

  • Auto reload page on enable/disable
  • Add shortcutto Chrome cookies settings in the context menu
  • Enable/disable cookies for http AND https instead of currently opened version only
  • Set it to work for all subdomains or single host only
  • Enable/disable cookies for all ports (or not) etc.

How to get to the options page?

To access the options page — right-click on the extension’s icon and select “Options”.

How to remove it?

Every now and then I get this question from users — somehow not everyone seems to know how to remove extensions from Chrome. If you don’t want this or any other extension — just right-click on the extension’s icon and select “Remove from Chrome”

Notes

This is open source extension. Visit the github page if you are interested in the code. 

Please, do not hesitate to drop me a line if you find a bug or if you have a feature request.

Thank you for trying this extension and may the force be with you!

Version History:

version 1.3


Some useful options have been added thanks to Markus Birth (who contributed the changes):

  • Wildcard functionality
    Now you can set the extension to disable cookies not only on the current host but for all the subdomains too
  • Disable on both http:// and https:// versions of site
    An option is now added to disable cookies on both http:// and https:// version of the site (so far those were treated as different sites)
  • Disable cookies for all ports instead of current port only
    Again, until now the extension was working on current port only, but now you can set it to cover all ports

All the new options are available on the settings page. 

(If you don’t remember how to access the settings — just right-click on the extensions icon and select “Options”)

As usual, there are some other small fixes here or there, mainly one potential bug with newest versions of Chrome where cookies was not always cleaned (at least Chrome Canary showed this behavior in my tests, but should be fixed now)

And that’s pretty much everything in this update. All other functionality remains the same.

version 1.2

This is bugfix release. The main changes are on the options page — some obsolete links to respective browser settings pages are now replaced with the new and proper ones.

In the last versions of Chrome the settings pages has been revamped and the Cookies settings are no longer placed where they used to be so we needed to fix the broken buttons.

The old shortcut to the cookies options was:

chrome://chrome/settings/contentExceptions#cookies

but in the latest versions of Chrome it’s now:

chrome://settings/content/cookies

The other small change is that we changed the links to our site (again — in the options page of the extension) from http://singleclickapps.com to https://singleclickapps.com (which should be the newer, safer way to access the web)

And that’s pretty much everything in this update. All other functionality remains the same.

Disable Cookies

Last Updated: 29.Dec.2020