The Cookies panel allows to display and manipulate cookies set by the current page.
This menu is reachable via the little arrow in the panel tab ( ) or by right-clicking on on the panel tab (since Firebug 1.9).
|Enabled|| ||Enables the Cookies Panel|
|Accept cookies from sites|| ||Specifies whether websites are generally allowed to set cookies|
|Confirm cookie removal|| ||Specifies whether a confirmation dialog should be shown when deleting all cookies|
For more info about tweaks available in Firebug please see the full list of preferences.
Break On Cookie Change
The Cookie panel offers a "Break On ..." feature like some other panels. The Break On Cookie Change button ( ) allows you to stop the script execution as soon as a cookie is added, changed or removed.
Offers general cookie related options.
Opens a dialog, which allows adding a new cookie.
Removes all cookies at once. If Confirm cookie removal is checked, a confirmation dialog will be shown before deleting the cookies.
Remove Session Cookies
Removes all session cookies at once. If Confirm cookie removal is checked, a confirmation dialog will be shown before deleting the cookies.
Export Cookies For This Site
Exports all cookies of the current website as text file in Netscape standard format (like it's used by wget and cURL). Therefore the Save as dialog is opened allowing you to select the path and choose a name for the exported file.
Filters the displayed cookies.
Filter Cookies By Current Path
Filters the cookies by the current URL path.
Cookies Acceptance Menu
Specifies which cookies should be accepted.
|Default (Accept cookies)||All cookies will be accepted|
|Deny cookies from <website>||Deny all cookies coming from that specific website|
|Allow cookies from <website>||Accept all cookies coming from that specific website|
|Allow session cookies from <website>||Accept only session cookies coming from that specific website|
The main part of the Cookies panel is the Cookies List. When the Cookies panel is activated and a page is loaded it starts filling with all cookies set by a page. Each entry displays the info available for a cookie. The information about the cookies is displayed in the following columns:
|Name||Name of the cookie|
|Value||URL decoded value of the cookie|
|Raw Value||Raw value of the cookie|
|Domain||Domain the cookie is set for|
|Size||Size of the cookie value in bytes|
|Raw Size||Raw size of the cookie value in bytes|
|Path||Path the cookie is set for|
|Expires||Expiration date or "Session" for session cookies|
|HttpOnly||Flag specifying whether "HttpOnly" is set for a cookie|
|Security||Flag specifying whether the cookies is just sent for encrypted connections|
The display of the columns can be customized by right-clicking the column header and checking the columns that should be shown.
You can add a breakpoint for each cookie by clicking the Breakpoint Column at the left side of a cookie. By doing this the script execution will be halted as soon as that cookie is set, changed or removed. Clicking on a set breakpoint removes it.
You can create a conditional breakpoint by right-clicking a breakpoint. Doing so opens the Breakpoint Condition Editor:
There are variables available, which can be used within the expression:
| || Object inluding the following info about the cookie:|
| ||Value of the cookie|
|Cut||Cookie||-||Copies the cookie to the clipboard and removes it from the list|
|Copy||Cookie||-||Copies the cookie to the clipboard|
|Paste||Cookie||-||Pastes a cookie from the clipboard|
|Copy All||Cookie List||-||Copies all cookies to the clipboard|
|Delete||Cookie||-||Deletes the cookie|
|Edit||Cookie||-||Opens the Cookie Editor to edit the cookie information|
|Clear Value||Cookie||-||Removes the cookie value|
|Break On '<cookie name>' cookie||Cookie||-||Script execution will be stopped if the cookie with the name <cookie name> is added, changed or removed|