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POLL on Cookie Controls, had 154 participants with 219 total votes.
At closing time the poll showed continued support of a free product from Piriform, CCleaner, thus again taking the lead this year, with 42% of the vote.
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In second place - our members chose "None" - with 19.1% of the vote.
Third place went to "Other" - users primarily using browser controls to thwart cookies, with 12.3% of the vote.
A chosen favorite for Firefox users is Cookie Safe.
The remainder of choices we examined are listed below.
IE Privacy Keeper
Karen's Cookie Viewer