Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.
Although it lets you manage your cookies fairly easily, this freeware Firefox add-on just doesn't beat the popular browser's built-in tool. Although looks may not matter in terms of functionality, Edit Cookies barebones appearance is plain and unimpressive.
There are only two columns displayed for cookies, Site and Cookie Name. By selecting a cookie, you can see additional information, which includes content, domain, path and expiration date. In other words, exactly what you see in the Firefox cookie manager. There are only a few options to manage cookies, all available in unadorned buttons. You can edit, add and delete, or select all or invert the listing. The settings are just as sparse, allowing you to get a warning message before deletion occurs or turn this option off. Unlike the built-in tool, you can't use the delete key on your keyboard. You'll have to hit the Delete button on the program's interface to remove cookies.
Edit Cookies just doesn't improve over Firefox's capabilities for managing cookies. Stick with the default tool and skip this freeware extension.
Update, add, or delete cookies live. No more page refreshes or editing text files. Edit Cookies allows you to change cookies from a convenient screen. Great for Web site testing, particularly security tests.