MAXA Cookie Manager Review and License Key Giveaway

This review is done and written by Corker, one of our Forum Members. Thanks to him for the review.

Greetings, Avinashtech Readers! Today we have another giveaway for you. 10 licenses for MAXA Cookie Manager are on the table for ten lucky people to bring them home. But let’s not rush in, shall we? Spare your moment to read the following notes before joining the raffle.

Unless we are browsing the Internet in stealth, Incognito or Private Browsing session (or whatever the name is), every websites we pay a visit shall place cookies onto our computer and retains them. Web cookies are relatively small amount of textual data stored on our computer by our web browser. Site administrators benefit from cookies mainly as to statistic purposes while toward users, cookies play role as saving preferences, shopping cart contents, or login session information. Simply put, cookies create mutually symbiotic interaction between both website owners and visitors.

But that is the case with traditional HTTP cookies. As the world wide web moves forward, so does cookies. Advanced cookies like Flash cookie and DOM storage now come up with the capability of storing large volume of information and long expiry time which may bring harm to user’s privacy and security. The potential threats from cookies grow from browsing activity tracking as well as detailed user profile creating to confidential data leak. With the number of cookies may reach up to thousands, the demand for cookie management software rises.

MAXA Cookie Manager, an application developed by MAXA Research Int’l Inc., allows us to prevent harm which might be caused by cookies. Type of cookies handled by MAXA Cookie Manager:

  • HTTP cookies
  • Special browser dependent cookies (IE-User Data DOM and Firefox DOM Storage)
  • Browser independent cookies (Flash and Silverlight cookies)
  • Special Products dependent cookies (Skype cookies)
  • Plus Evercookies and Web bugs.

By the first time we install MAXA Cookie Manager, a semi-automatic wizard will show up and guide us through the correct configuration. MAXA Cookie Manager supports most major browsers including (but not limited to) Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Apple Safari. I say not limited because users are given with freedom to integrate a particular browser manually by taking advantage from path made for portable browsers. As long as you know where the required Cookies file of the corresponding browser is stored on your computer, then you can turn MAXA Cookie Manager to work on your favor with other Mozilla-based and Chromium-based browsers.

This is MAXA Cookie Manager main interface.

As you can see for yourself, it is filled up by many buttons and counters. Do not fret though because they are easy to understand. The counters at the top show the number of cookies that have been recorded as from MAXA Cookie Manager initial run to current. The list at the center gives us some details about cookies which are currently being active on our computer, involving where a cookie was generated from, its size, its duration time, and what browser has generated it. This is great since most browsers do not provide clear details about cookies natively. And if they do, likely it is quite difficult to understand.

At the lower part are buttons by which we are able to perform cookie management. To manage cookies starts with evaluating them. The picture below describes how MAXA Cookie Manager analyzes cookies based on the level of possible harm.

The red-colored are cookies categorized as Web bugs (tracking cookies), the yellow ones are cookies with long expiry time including non-expiring Flash cookies, and the green are HTTP cookies which are usually safe. We are encouraged to delete and blacklist the red marks per cookie basis so it will not place other cookies onto our computer in the future, or even completely block per domain if we do not recognize the domain name at all. On the contrary, cookies from any trusted sites should be whitelisted. The whitelisted cookies will be shown in white color in evaluation. Furthermore, all list, including the black/whitelist, can be exported and imported into HTML files so we can restore them in case reinstalling Windows.

In addition to delete cookies, MAXA Cookie Manager can also clean browser history and cache. While they are not as risky as cookies, history and cache may provide the room for Evercookies (a breed of cookie which is hard to expel) to persist.

Two additional features named Online Privacy Test and Cookie diagnostics are also at our disposal. Online Privacy Test reveals what kind of data around us a cookie is able to generate while Cookie diagnostics consults MAXA Research database for suspicion of a certain cookie. Both need online connection to MAXA server beforehand.

That said, there is something I find weighing with MAXA Cookie Manager. The program suffers from typos! At first, I came upon one typo on the official sites. As the developer is actually a German company, I thought it was pretty normal for the extent. But then I discovered three other typos inside the interface. The last one I spot on is even a rather major one. They erroneously typed Chrome with Safari in cache cleaning progress. Even though English is not my mother tongue myself but still it feels ridiculous to me. I hope they will fix this as soon as possible on the upcoming database release.

Conclusion

MAXA Cookie Manager is useful tool for everyone and worth to have even if you are not that type of person who pays much concern about your privacy. All you need to do is to set it to start with Windows, drop a few trusted sites into whitelist, and delete all Cookies outside whitelist automatically. And that’s it!

MAXA Cookie Manager is presented in two flavors, Standard and Pro. Differences between the two are access for advanced cookie management like black/whitelisting and deletion of special cookies in Pro edition. You can download MAXA Cookie Manager Standard freely while MAXA Cookie Manager Pro demands you to buy a license in advance.

Giveaway

Thanks to MAXA Research Int’l Inc., we are giving away 10 license keys for MAXA Cookie Manager Pro for readers of Avinashtech. Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw..

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. Like the Facebook Fan Page of Avinashtech (If you don’t have a Facebook account you can skip this).
  3. Leave a comment below telling us why you need it. (Avoid using twitter, Facebook login to comment as I wont be able to get your email address to send you a email in case you win).
  4. Share this on Twitter, Facebook. (If you have an account there).

53 comments… add one
  • Cool Link Reply

    Thank for this giveaway as this software could add a little bit more of extra protection to my privacy during my onilne session. I am a guy who concern a lot to stuff like this as no one would like our privacy to be tracked and our particular information to be misused.

    Thank again for this. 

    https://twitter.com/#!/CoolCrackerz/status/144826036528484352

  • Dacko Link Reply

    Very good review. MAXA ,seems to me as an interesting and a very good program to control cookies. It will help me to protect my privacy while I surf to Internet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Ng Link Reply

    Going to love this time giveaway. Please include me in too so that I could protect my privacy on my computer.

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  • Nice detailed review Corker 🙂

    Don’t count me in Avi, I already have a license for MAXA

  • ha14 Link Reply

    Great review and thanks for the contest, MAXA Cookie Manager is important to see clearly which cookies are there on our internet without wishing them, also to manage cookies as we like important to access some sites.

    http://twitter.com/#!/ha014/status/144830734148960256

  • jelson Link Reply

    Finally an app that not only manages cookies but sheds light on them.  Definitely would like a license for this one. 

    Been using BleachBit to remove persistent cookies.

  • iPrism Link Reply

    Thanks Avinash and MAXA Research International Inc. for the giveaway.MAXA Cookie Manager will be useful in getting rid of pesky cookies that are not so obvious to find.Also it will nice to get a secondary opinion from MAXA C.M. in case of some hidden privacy-invading cookie.

  • Shubham Link Reply

    I need this software so as to secure my privacy and protection of my system as the reviewer stated that now on web certain cookies store information for long time and also affect the system so with this software i want to stay immune to those threats.
    Thanks for giveaway.Please count me in.
    https://twitter.com/#!/greatshubh/status/144864165880803328

  • Guest Link Reply

    Thanks for the great well explained review Corker as I learned quite a bit about cookies. Please don’t include me in this giveaway.

  • Anthony Link Reply

    I read your article and now want the program. Great review. Count me in. Thanks for the giveaway. 

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  • techste Link Reply

    Happy Birthday!  MAXA is a comprehensive cookie manager.  Count me in.

  • TeXaCo Link Reply

    Thanks for the great review Av,

    This sounds like a promising program that might enable me to get rid of two or three addons that I currently run in firefox.

    Please count me in for this giveaway

    Thank you

  • SamChan Link Reply

    An amazing giveaway!
    I really need this program.
    Please count me in….
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    Thanks Avinash and MAXA Research Team for the giveaway!

  • Numpayak Link Reply

    Thanks so much for great giveaways.I hope be a winner 1 license software.
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  • Sidd Link Reply
  • Alan Hazelwood Link Reply

    sounds a usefull program very good review

  • Isd Link Reply

    Nice giveaway. Please count me also.
    Isd

  • Congtri2008 Link Reply

    Thank for this giveaway

  • Jef Link Reply

    Great giveaway, I need MAXA Cookie Manager to get rid of hidden cookies that are hard to find and to secure my privacy and protection of my system.
    https://www.facebook.com/Avtechblog?sk=wall&filter=1

    Thanks.

  • Jule369 Link Reply

    la licence qu’il me donne n’est pas valide

  • Alex Link Reply

    really good and really needful! thanks for nice review, nice software and for the chance!!!
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  • bala Link Reply

    Good review corker. Seems like an interesting software. Count me in avi. 

  • apn58 Link Reply

    Need this useful program!

  • Thegamekiller94 Link Reply

    Include me

  • Haclong0901 Link Reply

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  • Seanpaul0098 Link Reply

    hi this is givemea greater protection when iam online

  • DYN1711 Link Reply

    Please, count me in.Thanks

  • Rich Link Reply

    Count me in.

  • Kate Link Reply

    Need this since I don’t have any cookie blocker program.

  • Jess Link Reply

    Great giveaway I need this as while.

  • Rusira Dulanga Link Reply

    very useful program. Thanks for giveaway. Plz count me in.

    Shared…

  • eee Link Reply

    I’m very security & privacy conscious and I always keep my firewall and ad/tracker/flash/script blocking under strict supervision, but until now I didn’t use a cookie manager. I think this would integrate well into my current setup. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Fernadel Link Reply

     Great giveaway, count me in please

  • Irishangel 7 Link Reply

    I live on a disability income and I cannot afford for anything to happen my laptop so I would appreciate being considered for this giveaway

  • Akacheeta Link Reply

     Great giveaway, count me in please. Thanks

  • BlogWurm Link Reply

    MAXA Cookie Manager is a very useful tool,
    to easily gain control of cookies, which is cool.

    I like the small size of this application,
    which doesn’t need much education.

    You have only to decide whether cookies are bad or good,
    that’s the only thing you should.

    For this it shows your cookies in a human readable table,
    its analyzing feature makes it for everyone decidable.

    White- and blacklist feature is essential & would help me enormously,
    cause i’m doing this job at this moment manually.

    With pro version special-browser &  browser-independent cookies can also be treated,
    and especially these sorts of cookies can be deleted.

    So it’s possible to get rid of all of them,
    cause MAXA Cookie Manager Pro is a gem.

    It helps to get your privacy protected,
    cause no unwanted data is no more collected.

    Finally MAXA is the one and only solution,
    to get one step closer to your cookie privacy evolution.

    If I would win, it would be great,
    and a very nice day to celebrate.

    Thanks Avinash Kumar and MAXA Research Int’l Inc. for this giveaway
    and Corker for review.

  • milxxon Link Reply

    Great giveaway I need this as while. I don’t have any cookie blocker program.

  • Larry Rydel Link Reply

    I need a good,thorough cookie manager. All those distractions drive me crazy!

  • Grr Link Reply

    Thanks  Corker was a nice review & insight into this software. If it was not ur review, I wouldn’t have participated in this giveaway.

    Thanks Avi & Please count me in.

    Thanks,
    Grr

  • Lee Link Reply

    Please count me in the draw!

  • Guy Link Reply

    Count me in for this gem

  • Remsen Link Reply

    Thanx for review and giveaway.
    Count me in. Why? It`s simple… I don`t have any and after Your review it`s seems to be easer use the net with this. Regards

  • paulcrousel Link Reply

    Thanks for this giveaway, maxa cookie manager gives the power on how to manage browser cookies and alo the report that generates canhelp users to see which website or aplicatons adds cookies without user acceptance. A tool to discover malicous cookies that can hijack internet and modify web pge.
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  • Hill Link Reply

    Count me in.

  • fa fabba Link Reply

    very good review.
    please count me in the draw.https://twitter.com/#!/fafabba/status/145385106096390145

  • Frank Link Reply

    wow. count me.

  • Abi6 Link Reply

    Thanks !!!

  • Ken Link Reply

    Count me in I need a advanced cookie manager. Thanks.

  • Fbaab Link Reply

    Thanks for another great review and contest.
    Please count me in.

  • SinoTiger Link Reply

    I would like to try it, so I hope I will get one license of this software.Thanks for your giveaway!! ^_^

  • Bill Link Reply

    Count me in. 

  • poupéedetradition Link Reply

    Hello!
    Thanks for this giveaways, Avinash!
    As MAXA Cookie Manager can
    detect evercookies, it is a very good one.
    Count me in, please.

  • Jess Link Reply

    How do I install the license after I won the license. Thanks for the license. 

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