(Solved) How to find a cookie?

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newkid

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can I find out if a site has placed a cookie on my computer? I mean without the use of any program. Just by looking at the html .source
 
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Sure, change your Internet Explorer security preferences to not allow cookies.
 
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Also do this once a day:

Open Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> delete cookies, delete files (select off-line content), clear history. Then click ok.
 
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You can find out by opening Windows Explorer and going to the cookie folder and opening them in notepad. They are text files and you can read them.

C:\WINDOWS\cookies

Some web sites don't like you refusing all cookies. Some cookies you want to keep. Turns into a hassle. Better to either download a cookie manager or accept all cookies and then delete them later. There are plenty of freeware managers. Cookie Jar comes to mind.

http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/cookiejar.asp

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There is another handy way to read a cookie. It sounds drawn out but once you get it set up you are one click away from finding out all about a cookie.

Find out cookie information on the web page you just opened.
(Note: Your browser must be java-enabled in order for this to work.)



In the address bar of your browser, type:

javascript:alert("Cookie is: " + document.cookie) then click Go.

However, this may not be so easy to remember, so you can add it to your "Favorites", especially if you will use it often. Here's how to add it to your favorites:

-Add any web page to your favorites.
-When the "Add to favorites" screen pops up, re-name the page "Cookie Info" no quotes.
-Now, click your Favorites menu and find the favorite you just added.
-Right-click it and select Properties from the menu.
-Put the line below in place of the current URL:

javascript:alert("Cookie is: " + document.cookie)

-If you get an error message when you change it. Just hit Yes.

Click the "Cookie Info" favorite for information on the cookie just added by the latest web site you opened.

You can send it to your desktop and set a shortcut key for it. I use and Fkey, then I am just one click away from instant cookie info.
 

newkid

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Thank you very much, Deke. That was exactly what I wanted to find out.
 
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