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How to create a Chrome profile for cookie testing
How to create a Chrome profile for cookie testing
Luiza Gircoveanu avatar
Written by Luiza Gircoveanu
Updated over a week ago


Creating a Chrome profile with no cookies is essential to manually test cookie presence in the browser because it ensures you have that no search history impacts test results.

Creating a Temporary Chrome Profile

  1. Open Chrome

  2. Click on the profile icon in the top-right corner of Chrome.

  3. Select "Add" or "Guest" from the dropdown menu.

  4. Create a new profile or use the Guest profile for a temporary session.


You'll now have a brand new Chrome browsing page where you can test your privacy settings. To observe the cookies set as you interact with the browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open your new browser profile settings by accessing the 3 dots in the right upper corner

  2. Go to "Privacy and Security"

  3. Click on "Third-party Cookies" and select "See all site data and permissions"

  4. A list full of cookies will show up if your website is not compliant.

Note: If your cookies list starts to populate once you access your website, you can install a Chrome extension which is designed to block cookies. Open Chrome Web Store and search for options such as "Awesome Cookie Manager" or "Block All Cookies". Having any of these extensions will tell you the values of the stored cookies.

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