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How can I delete specific cookies from Google Chrome?

I have cookies from a website that recently got updated, and I need to clean up the existing cookies, but I don't want to delete any other cookies that I have in the browser.

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up vote 27 down vote accepted

On Windows, press Ctrl+Shift-i. On OS X, press --i instead.

Alternatively, open the Developer Tools pane from the Tools menu.

Open the Resources pane, and delete the cookies you want to delete.

Chrome developer tools - delete cookies

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Ctrl+J for Chromium 17 on Linux, at least, opens the downloads page. Ctrl+Shift+I opens the inspector for reference. I don't know if the same shortcut is applicable for Windows, though. – Reid Feb 25 '12 at 22:27
J (note: capital J) opens the dev-tools. j (note: lower j) opens download. – akira Feb 26 '12 at 11:37
If you are still wondering, you can use the X marked button at the bottom or the delete button. – Gokul N K Sep 10 '13 at 6:43
F12 can also be used, which is quicker. – Gnuffo1 Sep 11 '15 at 9:28
  1. Open the Wrench Menu
  2. Navigate to Options -> Under the hood -> Content Settings -> Cookies
  3. Click All cookies and site data…
  4. Search for the site
  5. Click on the [+] to expand the site and view its cookies
  6. You can delete either a specific cookie for the site or the site and all of its cookies
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I think the Wrench Menu is gone now. – kevinarpe Sep 9 '13 at 12:09

The wrench menu is gone now. In Sept 2014, the answer to the question of how to delete specific cookies in the Chrome Browser is:

  • Go to menu button, choose "settings".
  • Select "Show advanced settings".
  • Go to "Privacy".
  • Select "Content Settings" button.
  • Under "Cookies" select the "all cookies and site data" button.
  • Search for the site you want to delete.
  • Click the "X" to the right of the site listing.

Google sure has made this difficult. The headings that lead you here are non-intuitive, and it's way to buried, and by changing the location of this function in each version of Chrome, there are all kinds of out-dated answers on the web.

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Thanks! This works great even now (June 2015) and doesn't need an additional browser addon. – noumenon Jun 29 '15 at 13:37

I use Cookie Monster for managing cookies for all my browsers, not just Chrome.


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Here's a command-line solution. Cookies are stored in an sqlite database file:

  • on Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Cookies
  • on Windows: C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • on Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Cookies

You can delete all cookies belonging to a site by running an SQL DELETE command on this file:

sqlite3 cookiefile 'DELETE FROM cookies WHERE host_key LIKE "%domain%";'
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Consider using Cookie Editor extension.

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Consider use of cookies manages such as ChromeCookieView and CookieSpy. They are free. ChromeCookieView is very functional. CookieSpy shows cookies for not only for Chrome but and other browsers as well.

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