May 21, 2018

EditThisCookie

Website Cookies are small files that are used to for websites to store information on your browser. Website owners will tag a cookie to a browser for tracking purposes. Cookies are one way that a website knows that you visited it before and can auto log you in to make the experience better.

Occasionally the Quality Assurance team has to verify cookies have been set or to manipulate an existing cookie. This can be a bit tricky to do in Chrome Console panel.

EditThisCookie

Edit This Cookie extension is a great way to handle all your cookie transactions. It's available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. It's the easiest way to do anything browser cookie related.

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Some Notes

I like how the cookie is separated by name, and if you want more information, simply click on the header to find more information. Making it easy to scroll through all the cookies.

EditThisCookie is open source. Check out the source code at GIT Hub

Blocked Cookies are ways to prevent a cookie from being created. You may do this to stop websites from tracking you online. (Hi Google!)

Protected Cookies is a feature to lock the value of a cookie. This will prevent a site from changing the value of a preset cookie. This is a good way for QA to test how cookies interact with the site.

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