Some of the important features of the Cookie Editor addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Cookie Editor.
In short, Cookie Editor allows users to manage (add, edit, or remove) cookies for all websites. Moreover, the UI can be opened in toolbar popup, tab, or new window. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser.
6 Reasons to Use Cookie Editor
The interface can be opened in toolbar popup, new tab, or a separate window.
Can manage (add, edit, or remove) cookies for any website.
Can export cookie(s) to a JSON file.
Can import cookies from a file (.json).
Has search and sort features for the cookie list in the interface.
Available for all modern browsers and platforms (Window and Mac).
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Cookie Editor?
Cookie Editor allows users to add, edit, or remove desired cookies on any website. The interface for this addon can be opened in toolbar popup, a new tab, or a stand-alone window. Simply right-click on the toolbar button to choose the desired context. Once the UI is open, you will see all the available cookies for the active tab. Within the cookie table, you can see, domain, name, value, and other properties for each cookie item. You can edit each item by clicking on the - pencil icon - next to each item. Moreover, cookie items can be removed by clicking on the checkbox and then remove the button at the top. At the top toolbar, there is a plus button that can be used to add a new cookie item for the current URL (or tab). Next to this button is the trash icon which is for deleting all cookie items. There are few more buttons which are self-explanatory in the top toolbar. At the bottom left corner of the screen, there is a reload button to reload the interface (in case an error happens or you want to update the UI).
2. What is a browser cookie?
A browser cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies are used by websites to store information about your visits, such as your preferences and settings, and to keep track of your activity on the site. This information is typically used to provide a personalized experience, such as remembering your login details or what items you have added to your shopping cart. Cookies are also used for other purposes, such as tracking your browsing activity and collecting data for advertising purposes. You can manage and delete cookies through your web browser settings.
3. How can I download the source code for Cookie Editor?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I work with this addon?
As mentioned above, once you open the UI in toolbar popup, you will see available cookies for the active tab. If you change tabs the cookie table will also be updated. If you open the UI in a new tab or a separate window, you will see cookies for all open tabs. Please click on any URL from the left sidebar to see specific cookies for that URL only. On the top toolbar within the UI, there are few buttons to add, remove, import, export, sort, or find cookies. Each button has a tooltip text to explain the functionality. By default, the interface for this addon will be opened in toolbar popup.
5. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers (including mobile version) on different platforms (Windows and Mac). If your browser supports mobile version (i.e. Firefox) you can easily add this addon and manage cookies for your browser.
6. How can I disable this addon?
If you want to disable this addon, please head to the extension tab in your browser, find the addon and then click on the disable button.
7. How can I remove a cookie for the current tab?
To remove a cookie, please mark the checkbox near the cookie item (left side). Then, click on the Remove button on the top toolbar (third button from left with a cross sign).
8. How can I add a cookie for the current tab?
To add a cookie, please press on the (+) button at the top left corner of the screen. In the new page, please write a name, value, domain, expiration date, expiration time, and desired path for the cookie. Then click on the save button to save you changes. The cookie will be added to the main page table with a blue bar on the left side. After a few seconds, the blue bar will be disappeared.
9. How can I export a cookie as JSON file?
To export a cookie or several cookies, please mark the checkbox next to each cookie item, then click on the download button at the top toolbar. All the cookie properties will be downloaded as a JSON file to your machine (in the default download location).
10. How can I import a cookie to the addon?
To import a cookie, please press on the up arrow on the top toolbar. Then select a JSON file and click on the open button. A dialog box will appear to show you the status of the import. To see the imported cookie, please reload the interface and then press on a URL on the left sidebar.
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