Cookie is a text file placed on a visitor’s computer while browsing a website. Cookies are used to hold user related data and track returning visitors.
Besides just tracking, cookies are also used to give a user a more personalized experience.
Cookies are personal, meaning that every website visitor has their own set of cookies. Cookies are stored in a visitor’s device’s local storage.
How to see which cookies are being stored?
There are multiple ways to access the list of cookies that a specific website is storing in your device’s local storage. Here are two of the most popular ones.
- Open console by clicking F12 or Options -> More Tools -> Developer Tools (Chrome)
document.cookieand press “Enter”
- Explore the key-value pairs listed
There are many browser extensions that allow you to view and edit the list of cookies that are stored in your device’s storage.
Last modified: May 8, 2017
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