How to Import and Export Cookies with Google Chrome

By | March 21, 2018

Sometimes you need to transfer cookies from one machine to another. For example, you are going to Login to Facebook from another PC while traveling abroad. If you do this directly from another PC, most probably you will be requested Identity verification, the thing that is not always easy when you are not in your home country. How to avoid it? Pretty simple. All you need is Google Chrome Browser with EditThisCookie addon.  Let me show you how to do this.

First, let’s install Chrome extension by following this link

Click “Add to Chrome” button

When it’s done, you should see a cookie icon next to your address bar:

Ok, let’s go to Facebook and see what cookies we have. Open, Login and click the cookie icon. You should see something like this:

Great, we have some cookies. Let’s copy them all to clipboard by clicking the export icon in the plugin

Now your cookies should be in the clipboard. Open any text editor and paste the clipboard contents there to save them. My cookies are looking like this:

Save this cookie file and copy if to your USB Flash (or phone, or any other storage you can take).

Now let’s suppose we have a new PC in another country and you need lo check your Facebook messages. You should also have Chrome with EditThisCookie extension installed to do this trick. So let’s go to to see the main page. Open EditThisCookie and remove all cookies by clicking the trash bin icon. Great, now we don’t have any cookies at all!

It’s time to import the previously stored cookies. Open Import section of the extension and paste your cookie backup file contents there:

Click the Green button and you’re done. All cookies have been restored!

Now it’s time to reload the page. When you do this, you will be logged in! You won’t be asked for additional verification, since cookies are the same and it looks like you have just taken your laptop to another location.

You can use this method  when you need to deal with any cookies. EditThisCookie allows you to change cookie values and anything else related to cookie functionality.


23 thoughts on “How to Import and Export Cookies with Google Chrome

  1. Ram

    How to do the same for Android mobile in Chrome browser?

  2. Quiet storm

    i tried this method , but when i paste my cookies with thiscookie it says must be in JSON format which i don’t understand

  3. Christina

    “EditThisCookie allows you to change cookie values and anything else related to cookie functionality.”

    What values would need to be changed to restore access without logging in? I am getting, “No cookies here!” even after copying, pasting and refreshing. Newer computer: I have deleted all cookies. Old computer, I have not deleted anything, and being very careful not to. Because there is no log-in screen, I am getting something from ETC that looks like the example, however, it does not trigger a “no log-in required” state for the desired Website on the new laptop.

    For the Facebook example, what would happen if you copied the cookie once inside the site, not at the log-in screen?

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