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Thread: Where are Cookies stored?

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    Where are Cookies stored?

    I have been looking all over for this answer. I know how to delete cookies, I actually want to open the cookie files and read them. I can do it on Window's IE but I am not sure if Firefox even saves cookies to an open file like that. Any ideas on what to do or how Firefox is holding cookies? I've looked under firefox's folder in the root directory, but still nothing. Windows had them in a hidden file, maybe there is a hidden file for this too or something else?

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    Re: Where are Cookies stored?

    Hi,

    cookies are in your /home directory.
    just cd .mozilla/firefox/
    then there has to be a weird directory name.
    mine is 68oyiz3n.default
    And in this directory there is the cookies.sqlite file.
    this is what you are looking for.

    regards
    maru

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    Re: Where are Cookies stored?

    Quote Originally Posted by maruchin View Post
    Hi,

    cookies are in your /home directory.
    just cd .mozilla/firefox/
    then there has to be a weird directory name.
    mine is 68oyiz3n.default
    And in this directory there is the cookies.sqlite file.
    this is what you are looking for.

    regards
    maru
    You need a sqlite database reader, like sqlitebrowser, to read that.

    You can read the cookies in Firefox by going to the Privacy tab in Preferences. There is a "Show Cookies" button there.

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