Flash Cookie Cleaner

Flash Cookie Cleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    157,557
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    309
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Flash cookies are tiny pieces of software that Web sites place in your PC to store log-on data, passwords, and other personal information to save you the trouble of re-entering it all every time you visit the site. Many Flash cookies also store information about your Web browsing habits and other private data you may not want to share. Flash Cookie Cleaner is a small piece of portable freeware from ConsumerSoft. It identifies Flash cookies in your system and gives them the opportunity to delete them, if you want to. Of course, some cookies are good for your system, and some aren't. Flash Cookie Cleaner offers advice to help users decide which cookies to keep and which can be pitched.

A simple but colorful interface opened when we clicked the program's executable file. This tool has three main controls--Scan Cookies, View Cookies, and Delete Cookies--but it scanned our system automatically when we opened it, identifying our cookies in the Flash Cookies tab by the address of the Web site that placed them and displaying selected cookies' details in a right-hand panel. We could highlight cookies for deleting or click the Ignore Cookie button, which moved them to the Ignored Cookies tab. A message on the interface notes that users may want to ignore cookies from banks, games, and other trusted sources, since they're for your convenience. We selected a Flash cookie we didn't need clicked Delete Cookies. The program removed the cookie, just like that.

We clicked Get Help and Learn More on the menu bar and received information about Flash cookies as well as links to program documentation and advice. However, there isn't very much to this simple tool. Its chief advantage is helping you keep an eye on any Flash cookies installed in your system and removing the ones you want to remove. The worst thing that can happen when you delete the wrong cookie is you'll lose your saved scores or log-on data and have to re-enter them when you return to that site.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Good but needs timer"

July 29, 2012  |  By ECharlesBenson

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 1.0

Pros

Simple
Usable

Cons

Only operates manually

Summary

This is certainly low key and it works. I am hoping the the next release would have a simple timer.

Better would be a simple command-line /extension so that Task Manager could launch it periodically.

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5 stars

"This cookie doesn't crumble!"

January 13, 2012  |  By BillNyeDSciGuy

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 2.0

Pros

Wicked quick easy way to clean cookies, the auto clean all flash cookies is awesome!

Cons

Can't believe it's free!

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4 stars

"Simple, clean, effective"

November 08, 2011  |  By DougJH

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 2.0

Pros

Brings cookies into one place for easy editing

Cons

Criteria for deciding which to remove are not clear; you have to recognize teh source to decide whether to delete or ignore.

Summary

Very useful if you know what you want to do.

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4 stars

"Solid stand-alone flash cookie manager."

August 26, 2011  |  By TonyBeGoode

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 2.0

Pros

Easy to use, attractive interface, auto-updates, can be stored anywhere you like in your system, and carries a light footprint.

Cons

Advertisements on the opening splash screen (but no big deal, really)

Summary

I've been using the Firefox extension "Better Privacy" for some time now, and recently started using NirSoft's excellent "flashcookiesview", so I felt right at home with FlashCookieCleaner. The 3 programs all do the same thing, but go about it in different ways: whereas "Better Privacy" is a Firefox extension, it can only be accessed by opening the browser and drilling down a couple of menus to get to it. "flashcookieview" is more closely tied in with the OS (it displays the program interface using Notepad and stores protected cookies in your documents file) and is a fairly bare-bones program, lacking the flashy GUI that many users are accustomed to. With FlashCookieCleaner you get the benefits of the other 2 programs, including the ability to auto-clean all flash cookies, in an attractive package that's very easy to use. Simply choose the cookie you want to save and press the "Ignore" button.This moves it to the "Ignore File" , which saves the cookie and prevents future deletion by the program. Slick and easy. I'm not sure yet whether cookies in FlashCookieCleaner's Ignore File are protected from deletion by similar programs as I haven't had enough time to play with it yet; hopefully, it will be like Better Privacy, whose "protected folders" are not detected by the other programs - time will tell. In the meantime, if you don't use Firefox, ( or want another program to use for when it crashes) and prefer the look and features of a "consumer-friendly" tool (as opposed to the more technical operation and look of a "developer-type-tool), then FlashCookiesCleaner is for you. Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"Solid 6 7 8 9 10"

May 14, 2011  |  By michelvo

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 2.0

Pros

Much better than previous version, you can save needed cookies.

Cons

As I have no cons this is ten characters + to satisfy your ridiculous minimum and be allowed to post my review.

Summary

Good product, and you can't beat the price

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3 stars

"Good but no flexibility"

March 31, 2011  |  By michelvo

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 1.0

Pros

Cleans all flash cookies

Cons

Cleans all flash cookies,
No safe list, deletes my pandora settings each time

Summary

Ok but there must be better

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1 stars

"Does it do anything"

February 14, 2011  |  By grichardt

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 1.0

Pros

What? No pros for a do nothing program.

Cons

Does nothing that I can see. Just a waste of time.

Summary

I can't figure out what this is supposed to do. Any button hit returns, "No Flash cookies found."

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4 stars

"After initial cleanup of registry, I run everyday."

January 26, 2011  |  By harleygent

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 1.0

Pros

Good other features with tools like software remover, disk wiper, restore, etc. All quick and easy to use.

Cons

Use in conjunction with other programs to try and get those cookies out no matter if they are good or bad. I am not sure there is a perfect program out there. The more the better!

Summary

When I go on line, it seems that everyone is throwing cookies at you. With this program I can sweep what there any time I want. Seems the world can't live without cookies?

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4 stars

"Glad to have it."

December 25, 2010  |  By tweezie

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 1.0

Pros

Glad to have the extra help in deleting cookies

Cons

None at the moment

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4 stars

"Fast. It may be used as a cleaning "double-checker"."

October 22, 2010  |  By Touchito

 |  Version: Flash Cookie Cleaner 1.0

Pros

It can show you easily what cookies you have and where they are, so if a particular cookie is too persistent you can detect it.

Cons

It doesn't clean better that other cleaners. It doesn't offer the option of installing a shortcut (to double-check your cleaning with one click only) so you have to create it.

Summary

(My OS: Win 7 Pro. My skills level: Beginner)
I have read in several web sites that flash cookies are a kind of cookies very difficult to eliminate so the most of the cleaners fail, and that's why I downloaded Flash Cookie Cleaner. But I have scanned my computer with it, cleaned with CCleaner or WinASO and rescanned with Flash Cookie Cleaner, and the results of the second scan have been "ceros" or "ones" over and over, which means that Flash Cookie Cleaner doesn't clean better as they say. I created a shortcut and now I use Flash Cookie Cleaner as a double-checker to make sure that my other cleaners did a good job, and I'll start using it to help me to learn about cookies (why some are useful, which ones, where they use to be, etc.). Let's see how useful it may be for that...

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ConsumerSoft
Publisher web site http://www.consumersoft.com
Release Date February 17, 2014
Date Added May 06, 2011
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name Install_Flash_Cookie_Cleaner.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 157,557
Downloads Last Week 309
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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