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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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  • The answer which was accepted in 2012 is no longer valid. Please consider accepting a different answer, such as superuser.com/a/920604/731724, instead.
    – ClickRick
    May 24, 2017 at 17:57

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On Windows and Linux, 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, 2012 at 22:27
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    J (note: capital J) opens the dev-tools. j (note: lower j) opens download.
    – akira
    Feb 26, 2012 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, 2013 at 6:43
  • F12 can also be used, which is quicker.
    – Gnuffo1
    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:28
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    In Chrome 71 (Windows) Developer Tools, the cookies are now under the Application tab, then on the left side, Storage > Cookies.
    – Mark Berry
    Jan 16, 2019 at 17:08
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Here's a command-line solution for deleting specific cookies from Chrome.
Cookies are stored in an sqlite database file:

  • on Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Cookies
  • on Windows: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies
  • 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:

Linux / Mac

sqlite3 cookiefile 'DELETE FROM cookies WHERE host_key LIKE "%domain%";'

Windows

sqlite3 cookiefile "DELETE FROM cookies WHERE host_key LIKE '%domain%';"

Note:
You can download the sqlite commandline client from here: https://sqlite.org/download.html

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    I'm getting "Error: disk I/O error" when attempting to delete a cookie. SELECT command with same where clause shows there's 1 cookie that would match. I guess it can't be deleted while browser is open? Running with admin privileges obviously. Jul 31, 2017 at 22:55
  • The sqlite3 command didn't clear my cookies, but just deleting the file does. Jun 20, 2019 at 15:33
  • With Edge it is: '...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Cookies' and 'Cookies-journal'. There are separate folders for the Developer and Beta versions, too. As of today, all Edge processes must be terminated first. Just clearing the cookies in the UI does not seem to be sufficient.
    – cskwg
    Nov 26, 2021 at 8:16
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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.

A shorter alternative to arrive at the same place as the above steps is to type the chrome URL directly into the address bar: chrome://settings/content/cookies, which can also be bookmarked for more convienient reuse, before proceeding onto the final steps:

  • 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.
    – nonbeing
    Jun 29, 2015 at 13:37
  • In newer versions of chrome, the URL seems to be chrome://settings/content/cookies instead.
    – blubb
    Apr 5, 2018 at 10:19
  • Looks like to delete specific cookies, you now go to: chrome://settings/content/all
    – mmortal03
    Sep 25, 2019 at 11:02
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  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, 2013 at 12:09
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I use Cookie Monster for managing cookies for all my browsers, not just Chrome.

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Consider using Cookie Editor extension.

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Consider use of cookies manages such as ChromeCookieView and CookieSpy, (the CookieSpy developers appear to no longer have a web presence, but the product can be downloaded from numerous places, such as this link).

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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