What is the "Cookie Editor" extension and how does it work?
What is the meaning of each item in the editor section?
How can I edit a single cookie?
Simply select the cookie and all its properties will be populated in the editor section. Now edit whatever that is needed and press the save button. If you need to start over, use the "Reset" button which ignores the current values and read them once again from the stored cookie.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
How can I delete a cookie?
Exactly similar to the editing section, select a single cookie and press the "Remove" button. Note that removing a cookie is not reversible action. Still, you can create a new cookie with the same name and value once again. To delete multiple cookies, use the checkbox next to each cookie and select multiple items, then click on the "Delete" button.
Can I use this extension to import or export cookies?
In the editor (popup interface), select those cookies that you need to be exported. The "Export" button appears in the toolbar area. You can press this button to export cookies in the JSON format (the file will be located in the default download directory of your browser). If you need to use these cookies with Wget or Curl command-line utilities, you can press the Shift key while exporting to generate the text version of cookies that is compatible with these command-line tools. Use the options page of the extension to import this JSON file. As of version 0.1.4, you can import these cookies from the popup interface. Press the Shift key while clicking the "New / Import" button on a domain section and import cookies for this domain. Note that the import button only imports cookies to a specific domain and all these new cookie entries need to be manually saved by pressing the "Save" button when the cookie is selected. This is usuful to import a few domain-specific cookies. If you need to import cookies for different domains, use the options page. The options page accepts the exported JSON format, but the popup interface accepts both TEXT and JSON formats.
Can I search for cookies without opening the destination URL?
Yes, use the right-click context menu item over the toolbar button to bring the search box up. Now enter the domain and then press the Enter key. Cookie Editor will open in a new browser tab with cookies belong to the search query.
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Cookies are essential for making browsing and navigating a website easy and convenient. Though not all the cookies are bad, there are some cookies that will keep a track of your activities and visits for improving the user experience. For instance, when you are shopping online, you add items to your cart and explore the website. If there are no cookies, then every time you clicked on a new link, your cart will be emptied. Banning all the cookies is not a good option as it will make it impossible to navigate smoothly. The best way to know what information you are sharing with the websites is by having a cookie extension that can control the cookies. The Cookie Editor is an addon that will help manage the cookies on the page. Are you wondering how to use this extension? Read the review to know more about the extension.
The Cookie Editor is a great extension for managing the cookies. From the toolbar popup, you can read and change the cookies of the current page. This extension will list all the cookies that are used in the top frames and subframes. After listing these, the addon will gather the cookies related to the hostnames. A remarkable thing is that the cookies are mentioned in groups, this will enable you to read the cookies and their values. You will be able to change the cookies and even remove them if you want to. You can see the details about the cookies by clicking on the cookie icon on the top right side of the screen. The information you can read includes the actual cookie name, the path of the cookie, the value of the cookie, and expiration date. This extension makes editing of the cookies extremely easy. All you have to do is select the cookie and you will be able to see its properties. Once the editing is done, you can save the changes. In case you have made a mistake, you use the reset button. The extension will ignore the current values from the stored cookie. Another great thing about this extension is convenient when it comes to removing cookies. You just have to select the cookies and click the remove button. You have to keep in mind that once you remove a cookie, it cannot be undone. A wonderful feature of this addon is that it will not slow down your browser. Since it doesn’t have a persistent background script, it will not impact the performance of your browser. Therefore, this is an excellent way to browse safely. You can control the cookies to track your activities and visits. This is a good way to remove viruses and malware disguised as cookies. In this way, you will know what information is shared with the websites. By controlling the cookies, you will make sure you have a smooth user experience. The extension is free for adding to your browser and it can be used on multiple browsers including Opera, Chrome, and Firefox.
|cookies||to have access to cookies via official chrome.cookies API which provides methods to edit, delete and create new cookies|
|storage||to save user-defined preferences and internal ones|
|notifications||to display warnings and errors|
|*://*/*||to access to all domains and their subframe elements|