Safari Cookies File

Developer Apple
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What is a BINARYCOOKIES file?

A BINARYCOOKIES file is a cookies file used by the desktop and mobile versions of the Safari web browser, as well as iOS applications that include an embedded web browser. The file contains persistent cookies, also known as stored cookies, that allow a web browser to remember user information and settings when visiting websites to decrease load times.

More Information

BINARYCOOKIES files store web browsing information, such as menu preferences, theme selection, language selection, site bookmarks, and favorites. They also contain expiration dates that mark when the cookies will be removed. On iOS devices, each app that includes an embedded web browser uses its own BINARYCOOKIES file, which is stored separately from Safari's BINARYCOOKIES file.

Common BINARYCOOKIES Filenames

Cookies.binarycookies - The filename used by all BINARYCOOKIES files.

How to open a BINARYCOOKIES file

BINARYCOOKIES files are not meant to be opened. However, users who want to extract the cookies their BINARYCOOKIES files contain can do so using the open-source BinaryCookieReader.

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Programs that open or reference BINARYCOOKIES files

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