If you look for "clean tracking cookies" on google, you find exclusively instructions how to nuke ALL cookies and/or how to install tracking protection extensions. Now perhaps this is intentional sabotage by Google.

What I'm trying to find is a tool that kills existing tracking cookies, e.g. you sometimes have to disable firefox tracking protection to make a given website work. In e.g. Heidi SQL editor web page the download link won't work if you don't. This will enable multiple tracking cookies to be set, which will then sit there even if Firefox blocks new ones from being set.

So, is there a stand alone tool or an extension that could take e.g. Adguard tracking cookie list and wipe out any existing cookies that match the rules? Bonus if such exists for Android which does open links in apps constantly, no doubt accumulating hundreds of tracking cookies in the process.

  • Another option would be to use a hosts file to prevent the tracking traffic, however, I wouldn't rely on this alone and would use both the hosts file from MVPS, while also removing the tracking cookies – JW0914 Dec 19 '19 at 13:38
  • You could probably also use an external blocker like adguard, I'm testing it in Android right now. I should actually figure out how to clean cookies the apps accumulate since they open links in some kind of embedded browser, not the browser defined in Android settings. – Barleyman Dec 20 '19 at 10:09
  • You may want to move this to the Android Enthusiasts StackExchange site, as doing this on Android vs a PC is not the same. For example, unless you're rooted, you can't modify your hosts file [/system/etc/hosts] – JW0914 Dec 20 '19 at 12:40
  • I'm looking for a PC tool, something like ccleaner does wipe out all cookies but it doesn't apply any kind of rules to do it. For Android, adguard acts as a VPN. – Barleyman Dec 20 '19 at 16:01
  • The simplest way to do what you want is to use a custom hosts file that blocks known tracking IPs (which the MVPS link in my first comment provides); otherwise, you'll need to manually edit the cookies SQL database: %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\cookies. The Privacy Badger and Comodo UAdBlocker extensions would also be recommended – JW0914 Dec 20 '19 at 16:15

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