Audit tool: why it deletes cookies

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 that you will have to re-log into things and re-open windows.


Worry not, there is a shortcut

For many, deleting cookies is no issue. But if, like me, you tend to be logged in to numerous web apps and sites at a time, it can be 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, 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. It can run side-by-side with your ‘normal’ Chrome browser so, by installing Canary and just using it for the cookie audit, you do not have to close down all your other tabs or lose all your log-ins. From Google:
Not for the faint of heart Canary is designed for developers and early adopters, and can sometimes break down completely.”
While we would not use it for our day-to-day browsing, we have certainly never had a problem with it, nor has it ever upset anything else on our already over-worked PCs. Simply Install Canary and then the audit extension

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