Cocoon is a Firefox Browser add-on which protects you from virus from web sites and offers secure web experience. I downloaded it after reading it from one of those tech blogs (sorry I forgot which one) and decided to try it two days ago but then it messed up my current open tabs. Now that I closed all those open tabs (I was able to retrieve them), I decided to give it another try.
I logged into my Cocoon account then opened this blog’s dashboard to prepare this post. This is what I got.
It won’t load the Visual tab’s icons. I thought there was an error so I saved the post as draft then reloaded but still no sign of the icons. I tried again then I got this page.
I do not know what ICAP server is but I never got this page before. I reloaded and got the dashboard sans the icons. I logged off Cocoon and reloaded this page and see the result.
The icons are back.
I won’t use Cocoon again because I’m a blogger and I need access to those icons. Cocoon couldn’t even pass my “test.” I’d rather have a less secure web experience than not be able to access the basics of the sites I frequent to.
Other things I noticed about the add-on:
- It slowed browsing although not significantly
- It slowed the browser when I use other add-ons (1Password in particular)
- It doesn’t save your browsing sessions when you close the browser.
- The preference only offers the following when starting the browser: blank page, Cocoon history, Cocoon places, Cocoon mailslots, and your homepage.