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CookieCooker

By CookieCooker Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Of all the utilities for protecting your privacy on the Web, CookieCooker has to be one of the most devious. Whereas other programs delete Web cookies, CookieCooker actually serves up fakes. It does this by contacting a home server at regular intervals and swapping your cookies with those of other users. It also can block ad banners, fill out Web forms with fake data, provide one-use e-mail addresses, and anonymize your browsing. Unfortunately, the poorly designed interface, which includes a small application window and a system-tray icon, makes accessing these features difficult. The lack of a global help file is another problem (though we liked the context-sensitive help windows). Also, we experienced temporary freezes when shutting the program down. However, if you want to take the offensive in your battle for Web privacy, you may find that the richness of CookieCooker's feature set outweighs the deficiencies of its design.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.01

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 27, 2004
Version 2.01

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,296
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

CookieCooker is a tool that enables you to protect yourself from spies on the Internet. It also protects your e-mail and postal mail accounts against spam by using trash-mail services and marking your postal addresses. With the report function, the user community creates a database of address sellers. CookieCooker changes the cookies set by Web servers on home computers to falsify the user profiles collected by the Web servers. Also, CookieCooker contains an identity-management module that facilitates the generating (filling forms randomly) and using of Web accounts. Block annoying advertising banners, and let other users help you: one user blocks ads so nobody else needs to watch them.

Version 2.01 may contain unspecified features, enhancements, and bug fixes.