You are here: FIDIS Interactive > FIDIS Database on IMS > 

FIDIS Interactive

More about this database.

Database on Identity Management Systems


“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)


Interoperability and supported standards


Server-side component(s)


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


Flow charts of the IMS

Screenshots of the IMS

Other file resources


Evaluator of the IMS

Christian Krause (ICPP)

General Comments (free text)

Back (This Record was last updated on: 18-03-2008 13:00)