Delete cookies when browser is closed or once the tab is closed to prevent tracking
This extension aims to bring "Self-Destructing Cookies" extension written by "Ove" to Chromium browsers. The extension supports two modes to deal with cookies: 1. "session" mode: delete cookies once the current session is closed (all browser windows are closed). 2. "tabs" mode: delete cookies related to the current tab once the tab is closed and there are no other tabs of the same domain. Example: Let's say you are logged-in into your email account: In "session" mode, you will be logged-in until all browser tabs are closed. In "tabs" mode, you will be logged-out once all email tabs are closed. So if you have two email tabs opened and still one tab is open, you are still logged-in. Once the other tab is closed, you will get logged-out Note: the extension does not support cleaning "window.localStorage" at this moment. I will work on that later! To report bugs please use the review section of the FAQs page
- (2022-08-23) Flicsmo: Finally, a simple extension that does what I want it to - clear cookies on closing browser, with a whitelist that's easy to add to. I wish there was an option to have left clicking the icon add/remove from whitelist instead of turning the whole extension on/off, but otherwise it does its job perfectly.
- (2022-05-04) Rezwan Haque: I do not think..this extension works...
- (2020-08-07) Graham Pearce: This extension causes the entire Chrome browser to constantly get logged out of my Google account, because anytime I close a tab from any Google-related domain or subdomain that I have not yet added specifically to the whitelist, it wipes out my Google login altogether. At this point I would rather have a blacklist mode, where only sites I add to the list have their cookies removed (either that or a more robust rules/wildcard system for included or excluded domains.) I really only need this for removing article-limit paywalls on a handful of sites, and I'd rather only have those cookies deleted than have to deal with tracking down every possible Google subdomain to avoid getting logged out.
- (2019-04-10) Gowron Martok: This is the only really thing that works for me. I use it on all browsers. THANKS SO MUCH GUYS!
- (2018-06-10) Chris J: Currently does not handle sub-domains very well, in tab mode. Closing a tab with www.domain[.]com also destroys the cookies for other.domain[.]com, even though other tabs for the domain are open. Has potential, I'll up the stars when problem I'm having are fixed.
- (2018-06-10, v:0.1.0) Chris J: tab mode not working well
Hi I have tab mode turned on, instead of session mode. if I search google, when I close the google search result it kills the cookies for mail.google.com as well. I've seen the same problem with visiting twitter pages. When I close the tab that has www.twitter.com/user the tweetdeck.twitter.com tab cookies also get erased and I get logged out of twitter.