Feature request: allow "sticky" cookies



  • I just went through and deleted a bunch of cookies. It's tedious. I almost never do this because it takes so long to do. There must be an easier way! I want to keep some cookies which actually do something useful, so I don't want to delete them all. It would be really cool if I could mark the cookies I want saved (in some persistent way) so I could tell Vivaldi to delete everything except the "good" ones. As a workaround, it would also be good (but not as good) to be able to store a file of just the good cookies (after having manually deleted everything else) and to use that later to overwrite the current cookies. There's a cookie manager add-on for Firefox that has this functionality. This is not nearly as good as marking cookies would be because you have to go through everything from scratch if the set of cookies you want to save changes. It would also restore the "good" cookies with old saved contents, not what they currently have in them. This would be even better if there was an option to do it automatically once a day (maybe the first time Vivaldi is opened in a day). (Doing it every time the browser is opened would probably be too often.)



  • I just discovered the Features Request Thread and copied this to there



  • For now you can use the (hidden) chrome settings to manage website settings for cookies.
    It's most easily accessed by pressing the lock button up there (or whatever button you see infront of the website address), then clicking Site Settings.
    There you can set cookies to be deleted on browser exit, and add exceptions for sites that you want to keep the cookies from. (eg. accounts.google.com, mail.google.com, youtube.com etc.)



  • Hi,

    it would be nice to have some more native settings for this feature. But in meantime i use some options of extension uMatrix in Privacy section:

    • Delete blocked cookies.
    • Delete non-blocked session cookies xx minutes after the last time they have been used.

    Maybe it could help a little.


  • Moderator

    Try this extension (as i could read it can store and retrieve cookies): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/editthiscookie/fngmhnnpilhplaeedifhccceomclgfbg



  • @Gwen-Dragon:

    Try this extension (as i could read it can store and retrieve cookies): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/editthiscookie/fngmhnnpilhplaeedifhccceomclgfbg

    That's almost what I want, but it would take way too much work to use because I visit so many sites.

    If I cleaned out the cookies, saved them and then restored from that, it would lose any updates to the cookies I did want to keep.

    I think my proposal would work much better than that if implemented. It would still be a lot of work to select all the sticky cookies, but it would stay done and I'd just have to manage new ones that show up.
    Also, many web sites just won't work without cookies, so I don't want to block them - just to get rid of them some time after I leave the site so they don't collect long term information about me.



  • @iateyourgranny I just took a look at this. Somehow I missed it before. It looks like it may do what I want. I'll have to experiment with it further. Thanks.


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