Where does Google Chrome store its cookies when running on Windows 7?
In Google Chrome go to:
Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy and security > Content Settings > Cookies > See all cookies and site data
In addition to the location mentioned in another answer, Chrome also stores cookies at this location
It's at the following location:
You'll need a program like SQLite Database Browser to read it.
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.,
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
I accidentally uploaded Preferences file
C:\Users\S\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferencesam I safe? There seems to be a lot of UIDs in there, are they cookies? @Synetech– ShayanMay 24, 2019 at 0:23
1@Shayan, For the most part, it's probably just your name in your Windows user-directory (
C:\Users\S), possibly a local directory where you set Chrome to save downloads, the URLs of sites you changed the zoom on, and maybe the last site you were on. Open the file in a text-editor (Notepad would work fine) and do a search for anything you don't want people to see such as your name and email address, as well as
://and `:`.– SynetechMay 31, 2019 at 21:15
If you want to look up the cookies from one particular website, I think that the best way is to go on given website and use the developer tools from chrome or firefox (F12 / Ctrl+Maj+i). You can browse the cookies in the ressources tab.