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

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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 Cookie-Checker.com.

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 Cookie-Checker.com (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, Cookie-Checker.com 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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