HTTP Cookies – Part 2 – Firefox

Firefox Location

Windows 7 and onwards
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile.name>\cookies.sqlite

Unlike Internet Explorer (and like Chrome) Firefox does not use individual text files for storing cookies, instead it uses a SQLite database. In order to view this you will need a SQLite browser (many free ones via Google).

You will notice Firefox is the only browser (of the big 3) that stores the Cookies in the Roaming folder.

Firefox Removal

As with IE you can press Ctrl + Shift + Del to access a quick menu to remove browsing history.

I am tempted to rename this the “Oh shit the wife’s home” combination, either that or the “pre-private browsing” combination. Let me know which sounds better in the comments.

You can also remove the cookies via the following steps

  • Press the “Open Menu” icon in the top right of your browser
  • Go to “Options” – this will open the options tab
  • Go to “Privacy” on the left hand menu ribbon
  • You then have two options:
    • “clear your recent history” – press the down arrow to ensure you clear the correct artefacts
    • “remove individual cookies” – does exactly what it says on the tin.

The “remove individual cookies” option is a good way to view what cookies are installed without the need for a 3rd party SQLite browser.

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