Protect your privacy with Self-Destructing Cookies for Firefox
Self-Destructing Cookies is a Firefox add-on which does a great job of controlling cookie use, without any of the complexity you’ll see in other tools.
Install the add-on and it takes immediate effect, automatically deleting a site’s regular cookies -- and its LocalStorage data -- just as soon as you close its tab.
Tracking cookies are removed immediately, based on their behavior (no bulky blacklist or endless updates required).
Cookies can be preserved for trusted sites by adding them to a whitelist. There’s also an intermediate state where you can have any cookies preserved until Firefox is closed, so they’ll be available if you revisit a site in the current session. Choosing either of these options takes a couple of clicks, but after that Self-Destructing Cookies just handles everything else itself.
If you do feel like exploring a little further, the Options dialog has some interesting settings. You can have your browser cached cleared automatically when the system has been idle for a specified number of minutes, for instance: a drastic step, but effective in blocking some tracking techniques.
An Undelete feature restores anything Self-Destructing Cookies has just removed, helpful if you find it’s broken a site.
There are plenty of tweaks for its core features, too. You can decide to preserve LocalStorage data, keep tracking cookies, treat unused cookies differently, and more: whatever you need to get the add-on working with your favorite sites.
Put it all together and Self-Destructing Cookies works very well: it delivers good all-round protection with the minimum of effort, yet also has plenty of configuration options for those who need them. Try it.