Introducing Cookie Stumbler Basic for Windows
September 24th 2014
Cookie Stumbler, the OS X standard for detecting and deleting tracking cookies on OS X has arrived for PC.
After three and a half months of development, we've ported our highly successful Cookie Stumbler heuristics engine to Windows, ensuring that any future security updates will be incorporated into both the Mac and Windows versions of the program. Cookie Stumbler Basic for Windows will also receive the same definition updates as Cookie Stumbler 2 does, subject to an active cookie subscription.
Since Windows provides an entirely different user experience as compared to Mac OS X, the design process was not an easy task. However, we have done our best to ensure that the user interface, keyboard shortcuts, file type icons and the application workflow remain generally consistent on both platforms, which will reduce the learning curve on either platform.
If you are a Mac user, don't forget to download Cookie Stumbler 2.2, which has also been released today. It features support for Windows file formats (import + export), significant improvements to its heuristics engine, introduces OS X 10.10 support and fixes a number of user-reported bugs (Changelog).
Note that Cookie Stumbler for Windows will be in Beta until September 30th as we're testing compatibility with various forms of system configurations.Why release Cookie Stumbler for Windows?
Generally speaking, anti-virus programs etc. perform very poorly in detecting and removing tracking cookies as compared to our advanced heuristics engine. Using our longterm experience in providing solutions against tracking cookies, Cookie Stumbler Basic has been developed specifically to fill this gap on Windows too.I already own Cookie Stumbler 2 for Mac. Can I use my license on its Windows version?
Existing customers can use enable their license for use with Cookie Stumbler for Windows for just $5.Can I transfer my data from Cookie Stumbler for Mac to Cookie Stumbler for Windows and vice-versa?
Yes you can, provided that you have downloaded and installed the most recent Cookie Stumbler update (requires Cookie Stumbler 2.2 or greater). As it is the case with Cookie Stumbler 2, you can also import data from other cookie managers.System Requirements
- Windows Vista or newer
- 10MB hard drive space
- Internet Explorer 7 or newer
- Firefox 27.0.1 or newer
- Google Chrome 29.0 or newer
- Chromium 28.0 or newer
- Opera 16.0 or newer
- Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 or newer