Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on your browser to remember your preferences, login details, or other information. Sometimes, you may want to import or export cookies from one browser to another, or from one computer to another. This can help you access websites that require authentication, or keep your browsing preferences across devices.
In this article, we will show you how to import and export cookies in Firefox using two methods: a built-in feature and an extension.
Method 1: Using Firefox's Built-in Feature
Firefox has a built-in feature that allows you to view, delete, and manage cookies for individual websites. However, it does not have an option to export or import cookies as a whole. To do that, you will need to access your profile folder and copy the cookies.sqlite file, which contains all your cookies.
Here are the steps to import and export cookies using Firefox's built-in feature:
Locate your profile folder by clicking the menu button , clicking Help and selecting Troubleshooting Information. Under the Application Basics section next to Profile Folder, click Open Folder. A window will open that contains your profile folder[^3^].
Close Firefox if it is open.
To export cookies, copy the cookies.sqlite file from your profile folder and paste it to a backup location (e.g. a USB-stick or a blank CD-RW disc).
To import cookies, copy the cookies.sqlite file from your backup location and paste it to your profile folder, overwriting the existing file of the same name.
Start Firefox and enjoy your imported or exported cookies.
Method 2: Using Cookie Quick Manager Extension
If you want a more convenient and flexible way to import and export cookies in Firefox, you can use an extension called Cookie Quick Manager[^2^]. This extension allows you to view, edit, create, delete, backup, restore, protect from deletion and much more for cookies accumulated during browsing. You can also search for cookies by domain names and export or import them in JSON or Netscape format.
Here are the steps to import and export cookies using Cookie Quick Manager extension:
Install Cookie Quick Manager extension from here.
Click the Cookie Quick Manager icon on the toolbar and select All Cookies.
To export cookies, mark all the cookies you want to export and click the save icon at the bottom. Enter the encryption password and hit the Save button that will appear, and store the file in a known location on your computer[^1^].
To import cookies, click the import icon at the bottom. Select the file that contains your exported cookies and enter the encryption password. Hit the Import button that will appear and wait for the process to finish.
Refresh your browser tabs and enjoy your imported or exported cookies.
In this article, we have shown you how to import and export cookies in Firefox using two methods: a built-in feature and an extension. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, so you can choose the one that suits your needs best. Importing and exporting cookies can help you access websites that require authentication, or keep your browsing preferences across devices. 061ffe29dd