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


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In Google Chrome go to:

Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy and security > Content Settings > Cookies > See 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\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\
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    Does it still store cookies there or only the Cookies file?
    – Alex S
    Aug 23, 2015 at 18:17
  • @AlexS Fixed the location in users folder.
    – Moab
    Aug 24, 2015 at 15:42
  • The folder is User Data not UserData
    – Shayan
    May 24, 2019 at 0:30

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.


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.

  • I accidentally uploaded Preferences file C:\Users\S\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences am I safe? There seems to be a lot of UIDs in there, are they cookies? @Synetech
    – Shayan
    May 24, 2019 at 0:23
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    @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 `:`.
    – Synetech
    May 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.

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