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As a web developer, I have a lot of browsers and browser windows open all the time, and I often login to various sites (locally and remotely) with various default settings stored in my cookies. Sometimes, though, I don't want to be logged in to a site, or I don't want any settings read from my cookies.

In the dark days, I would deal with this by just opening different browsers: if I use IE most of the time, then I'd use Firefox to access the site with a "clean" set of cookies (or lack thereof). Or, when Incognito Mode came along, I would just use that (I often still do).

However, I don't have to do this anymore. There are a variety of tools out there to examine and manipulate browser cookies. One that I've been using for a few months now and I rather like is a Google Chrome extension called Edit This Cookie.

Edit This Cookie

It adds a little cookie button to Chrome that allows you to examine, delete, edit cookies.

Edit This Cookie on the Google Chrome browser

This little tool has saved me a lot of time when it comes to developing features that use cookies, clean up old cookies, diagnose bugs, and generally take a little look behind the scenes of both web sites that I'm working on and web sites that I'm using.

Matthew D. Groves

About the Author

Matthew D. Groves lives in Central Ohio. He works remotely, loves to code, and is a Microsoft MVP.

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