Many Web sites place electronic tags -- called cookies -- on your computer. Although cookies cannot damage your computer, they can assist site operators in profiling your surfing habits. Cookie Crusher acts as a real-time cookie manager giving you complete control over cookies and your privacy.
Cookie Crusher transparently accepts or rejects cookies from Web sites, as well as classifies incoming cookies and labels their purpose. You can add sites or individual cookies from a Web site to filter lists for automated cookie handling. Cookie Crusher permits wildcard use for added convenience. Cookies received from new Web sites can be accepted or rejected without any interaction based on classification or expiration date; the program can also prompt you for confirmation. Cookie Crusher keeps a detailed list of cookies handled during the current session and allows you to analyze and delete saved cookies.
In version 3.2 Cookie Crusher can modify most cookies and make them session-only, allowing you to access Web sites that require cookies without having them stored on your computer. Version 3.2 also blocks referrer fields from being passed between Web sites, thus restricting a site from knowing how you arrived.