Well I am just reporting that this is working for me. The best that I can tell is that CCleaner is working normally for me and that cookies are being cleaned from the browser I mainly use and that is Vivaldi. (CCleaner detects that as being Chrome) As a long time CCleaner user, one thing that I have always used it for is saving some cookies for selected sites that I visit often.
Oh, the exe that I am using is from the portable 5.52.6967 version. So to sum up, I did a clean install of the newest version and then replaced the exe file in my CCleaner directory in my Programs and created a shortcut to that.