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MagicCookie Monster - version 1.0 fc 1a (final candidate 1a)

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What is it?
What does it do?
Why do I need it?
System Requirements
Q & A
Where do I get it?
Legal Info
Version History

What is it?

MagicCookie Monster is a free (Emailware, really) utility that can help you manage your Netscape Navigator or Communicator cookies on your Macintosh computer.

What does it do?

MagicCookie Monster allows you to selectively inspect and delete cookies from your Netscape browser. It supports Netscape's multiple User Profiles.

Why do I need it?

Browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Communicator saves "cookies" on your computer whenever you visit various websites. Those websites stores your viewing preferences with the help of cookies; the positive side of cookies is that they can save you time by recording your preferences without having to enter them repeatedly. Unfortunately, a downside of cookies is that various websites may use cookies to track your viewing habits on the web - a potential invasion of your privacy! Do you really want to know that you're looking at sites concerning your medical health? Who knows what they're doing with that information! It's wise to prevent such unwanted and unwarranted snooping, by regularly maintaining your cookies list with the help of a program such as MagicCookie Monster. Save the cookies you want to save, and get rid of stale cookies that might just one day come back to bite you.

System Requirements

  • Macintosh PowerPC or 68K computer (68K supported in 1.0 fc 1!)
  • System 7.5.5 or greater (Mac OS 8.1 or greater recommended)
  • 2MB free RAM
  • 0.5 MB disc space
  • Netscape Navigator/Communicator, version 4.x

Q & A

  • Q: How much do I have to pay to use the software?
    • MagicCookie Monster is Emailware - that just means that it's free (but not in the "Public Domain") for as long as you want to use it; the only registration requirements are:
      1. email me a quick note with info on the number of copies you're using, and any comments on the program!
      2. visit The Hunger Site and The Rainforest Site daily, to donate free food to the hungry, and free land to preserve the rainforests - with a single click! The food and land are paid for by advertising sponsors, so everything is paid for with a simple visit and click at the sites daily!
  • Q: After downloading, I get problems with mounting/Disk Copy/Shrinkwrap/Stuffit/etc. - help!
  • Q: How do I use MagicCookie Monster?
    • It's pretty straightforward. Download it and click on the MagicCookie Monster icon to start the program. Select the User Profile you want to manage cookies in from the popup menu at the top of the main window - a list of cookies in that profile will show up in the listbox below the popup menu. Select a cookie by clicking it once, and to delete it, click the "Trash It!" button. Select multiple cookies by holding down the Command (Apple) key while clicking on each cookie. Double click on a specific cookie to see detailed info on it in the "Cookie Details" window. Click the "I'm Done!" button when you're done managing your cookies among your various User Profiles - you will be given a chance to save your cookie changes or not.
  • Q: I've mistakenly deleted a cookie I wanted to keep - what should I do?
    • If you made changes to your cookies and saved your changes, and you want to reverse your changes, you can find your old MagicCookie file stored in the Trash. Just drag it out of the trash to retrieve your previous cookie settings, and place it back into your User Profile folder in the "Netscape Users" folder in your Preferences folder.
  • Q: How do I manage cookies in profiles other than the ones located at the default location (Preferences:Netscape Users)?
    • In MagicCookie Monster, go to the "Edit" menu, select "Profiles ...", and click the "Add" button. Find the "MagicCookie" file you want to manage, and MagicCookie Monster will add it to the list of managable profiles. Clicking the "Trash" button after selecting a profile will hide that profile from MagicCookie Monster's list of managable profiles.
  • Q: Why doesn't MagicCookie Monster support Internet Explorer cookies?
    • Internet Explorer 4+ provides its own cookie management utility in its Preferences.
  • Q: I'm having other problems with the software - what should I do?
    • Email me at and tell me about any errors you see, and what you were doing right before your received your error message. Check back to my webpage at for updates to the program and for other upcoming software! Please note that I won't respond to any question that has already been answered here, so please read through this file before contacting me.
  • Q: What features will be added to future versions of MagicCookie Monster?
    • Secure Cleanup of cookies - Prevent people from "undeleting" your cookies you've deleted
    • "Tasty Cookies" feature - mark and prevent accidental deletion of cookies you want to save
    • Cookie data modification - Modify individual attributes of cookies
    • Preferences - Additional settings for MCM
    • More features to come ...
  • Q: What else do I need to know before downloading and/or using MagicCookie Monster?
    • Please read the Legal Info below concerning the use of MagicCookie Monster before downloading and/or using the program.

Where do I get it?

Click here to download MagicCookieMonster.img.hqx (0.5 MB, ~3 min download at 28.8 Kbps)

Note: Shrinkwrap has problems unwrapping this file. Please use Stuffit Expander 5.x instead, to unstuff the file, and then Disk Copy, if necessary, to mount the resulting .img file.

Legal Info

"MagicCookie Monster" is Emailware. This means that this software is FREE! If you like it, then use it for FREE - enjoy! The only "registration" requirements I ("Dr. Jon", "me") have is that 1. you send an email with the number of copies of MagicCookie Monster you're using, along with your comments to me, at, and 2. visit The Hunger Site and The Rainforest Site daily to give free food to the hungry and donate land to save the rainforests with a simple click! (Food and land are paid for by advertising sponsors).

MagicCookie Monster is FREE but it is NOT in the "Public Domain". You may NOT alter it in any way, and reverse-engineering of MagicCookie Monster is strictly prohibited. MagicCookie Monster is Copyright © 2000 by Dr. Jon at, with portions copyright other authors, and used with permission. All rights reserved.

MagicCookie Monster may NOT be sold, by itself, or in combination with any other software, without prior, express written permission from me, Dr. Jon.

I, Dr. Jon, make no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the software or documentation including (but not limited to) implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will I be liable for loss of profits or goodwill or other indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software or documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. I shall have no liability for any data stored or modified with this program, including the costs of recovering such data. Use at your own risk.

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Version History

  • 1.0.2 (020100) B - Initial Release
  • 1.0.3 (020200) B - Modified MagicCookie Monster ("MCM") location algorithm
  • 1.0.4 (020300) B - MCM now saves window positions, menu "Quit" now shares code with "I'm Done!" button, additional bug fixes and optimisations
  • 1.0.5 (020300) B - Fixed MagicCookie file truncation bug
  • 1.0.6 (020400) B - Resolved cookie expiry info, minor changes to UI and font
  • 1.0.7 (020400) B - Fixed "saving MagicCookie to incorrect folder" bug
  • 1.0.8 (020500) B - Fixed NilObjectException bug, modified MCM location algorithm
  • 1.0 b8.1 (020500) - Minor fixes to window properties, version numbering change
  • 1.0 b9 (020700) - Revised memory allocation & various optimisations
  • 1.0 b10 (033100) - Included new profile manager to allow MCM to manage cookies in non-default locations, and revised save window.
  • 1.0 b11 (033100) - Fixed cookie file save bug introduced in 1.0 b10.
  • 1.0 b12 (033100) - Fixed preference file save bug introduced in 1.0 b10.
  • 1.0 b13 (040100) - Various enhancements, Revised registration requirements.
  • 1.0 fc1 (050700) - Minor enhancements; MCM now 68K machine compatible!
  • 1.0 fc1a (061800) - Revised registration requirements and documentation.