Really Easy Way to Find Out What Cookies Any Site Uses Without Going There


Do you ever wonder what cookies a website might try to plant on your system? There are many ways to check this but it couldn’t get any easier or safer than using the online app at

You don’t have to actually go to a site to check its cookies, you don’t have to install anything, you don’t have to register anywhere, you don't have to reveal anything personal. Here is how it works:

  1. Go to (Shown in the figure below)
  2. Enter the URL of the site you want to check
  3.  Cookie-Checker goes to work and displays the results as shown in the example  below.

Cookie_Checker results

That’s it -simplicity itself. You do have to allow JavaScript to run. Browser extensions like NoScript will have to be configured to let Cookie-Checker do its job.

Oh, and by the way, doesn’t use any cookies.

Added later: As pointed out in a comment, this app does not find Flash cookies. These other forms of cookie are discussed in this previous tip.

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