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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where are cookies stored on PC

Find where are cookies stored on your computer with IE, Firefox or Chrome internet browser. This article will guide you how to find and inspect cookies with help of your favorite internet browser. You can find instructions to find location of cookies for internet explorer, Mozilla Firefoox and Google Chrome.

Let's first explain what is cookie. Cookie is a message given to a web browser on client PC by a web server. The internet browser stores the message (cookie) in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The main purpose of cookies is to identify user.

Locate cookies with IE 8

  • In IE8 click Tools --> Internet options

    Tools - Internet options in IE 8
  • In General tab click Setting under browsing history

    Settings under browsing history in Internet options
  • Final step is to click "View files" button in Temporary Internet Files and History Settings window and directoy with cookies files will be opened.

Find cookies with Firefox

  • Click on Tools --> Options

    Tools - Options in Firefox
  • Click privacy tab, for drop down box choose Use custom settings for history

    How to show cookies in firefox
  • Click button "Show Cookies" and Cookies window will be displayed. There is search option, you can view details for specific cookies or remove selected cookie

    Firefox cookie window

Find stored cookies with Google Chrome

  • Inside Customize and control Google Chrome find and click Options
  • Select Under the Hood tab and click Show Cookies button

    Show cookies in Google Chrome options window
  • In cookies window you can search, inspect and remove cookies on your computer

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1 comment:

mahasiswa teladan said...

hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)