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It seems that when in an incognito session with Google Chrome, you can't directly view the cookies, since going to the preferences, the non-incognito Chrome session is focused, and the settings page is displayed there. Naturally, none of the incognito-cookies are shown there.

Is there an easy way to take a look at the cookies set during an incognito session?

PS: I'm using OS X, if that makes a difference

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You can find the cookies in the Developer Tools, in the Resources tab, even in an Incognito window.

Open them with:

  • F12 on Windows

  • ⌥⌘I on OS X

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I don't think this is possible, as the purpose of incognito is to obscure cookies / history.

One potential solution would be to write an extension that logs cookies - and grant the extension access to incognito in the extension manager.

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There are extensions that might already suit your needs. Have a look at the chrome add-ons websites –  Alex Waters Aug 18 '11 at 11:00
    
The purpose of incognito is not to obscure cookies from the user during the current session. The purpose it to prevent sites from tracking you from previous visits. Any cookies previously set by the site are not exposed to the site. Any new cookies are destroyed after the incognito session is done. Also, history is not saved once the session is closed. I'm sure there other things it dose as well to maintain privacy. Just wanted to clarify the above erroneous response. –  Dave Nov 6 '13 at 15:28
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