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Where does Google Chrome store its cookies when running on Windows 7?

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migrated from Jun 4 '11 at 19:32

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In Google Chrome go to:

Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Cookies > All Cookies and Site Data

Or simply:


In addition to the location mentioned in another answer, Chrome also stores cookies at this location

C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserData\Default\
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Does it still store cookies there or only the Cookies file? – Alex S Aug 23 '15 at 18:17
@AlexS Fixed the location in users folder. – Moab Aug 24 '15 at 15:42

It's at the following location:

C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

You'll need a program like SQLite Database Browser to read it.

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Chrome doesn't store cookies in separate text files in a cookies-directory like in IE; It stores all of the cookies together in a single file in the profile folder like Firefox. However, unlike Firefox, it does not use a plain-text file that can easily be edited; rather it stores them in an SQLite3 database in a file called—surprise, surprise—Cookies in the User Data directory (e.g., %localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies).

You can use an SQLite editor to view or modify the cookies, but it is probably easier to just use the built-in editor at chrome://chrome/settings/cookies.

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