Cookie Files Location

JavaScript FAQ | JavaScript Cookies FAQ  

Question: Where are cookie files actually stored on the hard disk?

Answer: The actual location of cookie files depends on the user's browser and OS. For example, Netscape Navigator 4.x under Windows stored all your cookies in a single file cookies.txt; a typical location of this file was the following:

c:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\Your_Name\cookies.txt

Internet Explorer 4.x stored cookies for each website in separate files. The name of a cookie file might be something like this: anyuser@WebSiteName.txt. A typical location of cookie files in Internet Explorer 4.x was the following:


Newer versions of IE use a more complex directory structures for cookies and cache files.

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