If you’re looking for a quick way to list all cookies used by a specific website you should try WebCookies.org. It’s a simple service that I’ve crafted for a specific need — inventory of cookies on several enterprise websites to help their owners comply with new cookie regulations implied by revised EU privacy directive. I don’t like some of the arguments raised when this directive was enacted, and I don’t like some national regulations that were introduced as result. Nonetheless, I needed a tool to comply with them.
The tool will not capture all cookies used by your website — it will only see the cookies your website sets to public, anonymous audience. But it’s not limited to the main page — you can give it any URL on the website.
The results are presented in two ways:
- an easy to read summary, presenting number of third-party domains that the website reports to (using cookies, that is); number of persistent cookies and number of session cookies, which are usually considered harmless
- detailed table of specific cookie names, domains and expiration dates for all cookies found on analysed website
Batch processing of multiple websites and more detailed, exportable reports are planned soon.