The cookie audit tool will automatically delete all the cookies you have stored on your browser. This is to ensure that the recording of cookies is accurate (and why we also advise you to close all other tabs)
The only real impact this will have on you is you will have to re-log into things and re-open windows
too much pain? want a work around?
For many deleting cookies is no issue but, if like me, you are logged in to numerous web apps and sites at a time, then it is pretty frustrating! Good news though, thanks to Kristina (a freelance graphic designer in Brighton) and Jamie, the tool’s developer, we have two different ways of working round this.
Option 1 – Incognito Extension Mode
No further downloads necessary. Simply put the extension into “incognito” mode and then open an incognito window as explained in this walk through.
Option 2 – Chrome Canary
Chrome Canary is Google’s test version of their Chrome browser and it can run side by side with your “normal” Chrome browser, so by installing Canary and just using it for the cookie audit, you don’t have to close down all your other tabs or lose all your logins!
Not for the faint of heart
Canary is designed for developers and early adopters, and can sometimes break down completely.
Whilst we wouldn’t use it for our day to day browsing, we’ve certainly never had a problem with it and it hasn’t upset anything else on our already over stretched PCs!