Where are Google Chrome cookies located on a mac?

I went ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Cookies, but I don't think that this file is the one. I cleared cookies, went to this file, copied content, brows a little, paste the content i copied back into the file and saved. I was still logged in gmail.

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Session cookies are only stored in memory, but the rest are in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Cookies, it's an sqlite3 database.

  • I deleted the content of file. I am still logged in to apple.stackexchange.com. Looks like sessions cookies is what I need. Perhaps a better question is, how does google chrome delete cookies eg where are session cookies stored?
    – sanjihan
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 13:43
  • "Session cookies are only stored in memory" - If Chrome works the same as on Windows then if it's configured to "continue where you left off" (ie. remember tabs from last time), then Chrome also "remembers" session cookies.
    – MrWhite
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 15:04
  • Okay. Perhaps a better question is, what do you delete when you go to history->delete cookies.
    – sanjihan
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 18:35
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    has this changed? cannot find this location anymore.
    – ocram
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 0:09
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    On MacOS High Sierra (and probably other recent OS's) the path is slightly different: ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/Google/Chrome/Default (ie, remove the space).
    – FMc
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 15:55

It may also depend on whether or not the user is logged into Chrome. I have cookies located at ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Profile\ 10/Cookies.

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