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“CookieSwap (Firefox-extension) (Version: 0.5.0)”:

Manufacturer of the IMS

  • Steve Tine
  • URL: (Visit Homepage)
  • Nature of provider / distributor: private
  • Nationality of the manufacturer: N/A

Type of the IMS / Class of the IMS

  • Type of the IMS: Type 3
  • Class of the IMS: Class 1

Supported languages

  • England: English

References for the IMS

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?

State of IMS deployment

Distribution of the IMS

Geographic scope

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?: Open

State of IMS deployment: Prototype

Distribution of the IMS: Public Domain

Geographic scope: Global

Hard and software requirements of the IMS

Firefox Browser >=1.5

Installed base of the IMS (Userbase)

n.a.

Interoperability and supported standards

n.a.

Server-side component(s)

n.a.

Client-side component(s)

Program is an extension to firefox-browser.

Description of functionality / features (client and server)

Cookies stored locally are virtualised into "sets" that can be activated and deactivated. User can keep different cookies for the same server, arranged in profiles. Switching a cookie set enables users to virtually switch identities, as long as cookies are the only technique used to track users. The tool does not handle Flash-cookies.

Main functionality

Basic method of manual identity management

Purchase costs in EUR

0

Flow charts of the IMS

Screenshots of the IMS

Other file resources

N/A

Evaluator of the IMS

Christian Krause (ICPP)

General Comments (free text)

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