Quick Answer: How Long Are Cookies Stored On Computer?

12 months

Where are the cookies stored on my computer?

A cookie is information stored on your computer by a website you visit. In some browsers, each cookie is a small file but in Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file, located in the Firefox profile folder. Cookies often store your settings for a website, such as your preferred language or location.

about 2 to 3 weeks

Are cookies harmful to your computer?

Because the data in cookies doesn’t change, cookies themselves aren’t harmful. They can’t infect computers with viruses or other malware, although some cyber attacks can hijack cookies and, therefore, browsing sessions. The danger lies in their ability to track individuals’ browsing histories.

How do you know if your site uses cookies?

Google Chrome

Expand the Cookies in the drop-down menu on the left. You will see all the cookies that the website uses on the right. It shows the details, such as name, value, and attributes of the cookies. You can also open the console from the menu on the top right corner of the browser.