How to View Cookies in your Computer

Cookie” is a small text file stored in your Internet browser. Cookies provide the information about the user to various websites they visit. Without cookies, the websites can’t store any information regarding the visitors. Cookies can keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume from exactly where you left off, remember your registered login ID, theme selections, different preferences, and many other customization functions. Many websites make use of cookies to store information about the users to provide a better user experience. But some of the stealers also uses the cookies to steal the information. Anyway, cookies can track the information of the users upon their confirmation.


The above picture shows a cookie warning used by the askubuntu website. They are a trusted source, so they are using the information about the user to improve the user experience on their website. So, if you want to know How to View Cookies in your Computer, Read on.

How to View Cookies in Google Chrome

  1. Open Google chrome browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon on the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click on the Settings option from the drop-down list.
  4. Once you are on the settings window, scroll down to Show advanced settings option and click on it.
  5. Scroll to the Privacy section.
  6. Click on the Content Settings Button.
  7. The content settings box will pop up.
  8. Scroll down to the cookies section.
  9. Click the All Cookies and Site Data button.
  10. Now, you can view the cookies of your computer.

How to View Cookies in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla firefox browser.
  2. Click the Tools option on the main menu of the browser.
  3. Click on the Option from the drop-down list.
  4. Go to the Privacy tab.
  5. Locate the Remove Individual Cookies.
  6. Now, you will get the cookies list in firefox.

How to View Cookies in Safari Browser

  1. Open Safari browser
  2. Click on the Action menu which looks like a gear button located on the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Select Preferences option from the drop-down list.
  4. Navigate to the Privacy tab.
  5. Click on the Details button.
  6. Now, you can see the cookies in your safari browser.

How to View Cookies in Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click on Tools on the main menu of the browser.
  3. In the drop-down list, select Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Settings button under the Browsing history section in General tab.
  5. Click on the View Files button.
  6. Now, a window will open which contains your cookie files.
  7. Scroll down till you see the files named cookies.

We hope this article on How to view cookies in your computer helped you to find out the cookies in your computer. If so, let us know that through your comments. We also wrote an article on How to do a System Restore in Windows recently. Check it out.


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