JSI Tip 1576. Where does the Cookie Monster store his cookies?

A cookie is a web page specific variable that the server stores on the client computer, so it can be sent to the server during a connection. The client's browser must have cookie support enabled.

A cookie has the a filename structure in the following format:

<username>@<site name>.txt

 
  Operating System  
 
 
  IE Version  
 
 
  Path  
 
 
WinNT
 
 
5.0
 
 
  %systemroot%\profiles\%username%\Cookies  
 
 
WinNT
 
 
4.x
 
 
  %systemroot%\profiles\%username%\Cookies  
 
 
WinNT
 
 
3.0
 
 
%systemroot%\COOKIES
 
 
Win98
 
 
5.0
 
 
%windir%\profiles\username\cookies
 
 
Win98
 
 
4.x
 
 
%windir%\profiles\username\cookies
 
 
Win95
 
 
5.0
 
 
%windir%\profiles\username\cookies
 
 
Win95
 
 
4.x
 
 
%windir%\profiles\username\cookies
 
 
Win95
 
 
3.0
 
 
%windir%\profiles\username\cookies
 

NOTE: For W9x computers, if user profiles are NOT enabled, the location is:

%windir%\Cookies

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