CookieCop 3: Stop Cookies and Pop-Ups

By Robyn Peterson  |  Posted 2004-02-24 Print this article Print

CookieCop 3 weeds out bad cookies, pop-ups, Flash, and ActiveX, while still letting you get to the good stuff.

Surfing the Web just got simpler, safer, and much more private. CookieCop 3, the latest premium utility from PC Magazine, is an update of our super-popular CookieCop program, which has topped our download charts since its 2002 release. This latest version lets you set up simple Web-site profiles to battle aggressive pop-ups, bothersome Flash animations, and privacy-invading cookies and ActiveX coding. Not only do you deny Big Brother intrusions, you also streamline page loading.

Improving the operation of CookieCop required functions found in Microsoft Internet Explorer, thus this version of the utility will work properly only with IE. Advanced features, such as in-browser utility access, require IE 6, available as a free download from Microsoft.

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Robyn Peterson

Robyn Peterson, Vice President of Product Management and CTO for Ziff Davis Media, oversees,,,, and the other consumer-oriented Ziff Davis Media websites. He also covers multiple content areas, including but not limited to consumer electronics, car techonology, software and development, and networking. Robyn is also the host of the PCMag Radio podcast (subscribe in iTunes).

Robyn has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News and the WB network representing PC Magazine,, and ExtremeTech. His writing appears on and Yahoo in addition to PC Magazine, eWEEK, CGW, and ExtremeTech. He has also won the Chairman's Circle 2001 Award for outstanding editorial contributions to Ziff Davis Media (parent company of ExtremeTech and PC Magazine).

Robyn has a masters of science in computer science from New York University (NYU).

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