In this tutorial, we are going to see what is cookies and how you can read cookies using TexAu Chrome Extension.

Let’s first understand in simple terms what are cookies.

Cookies are a set of characters that web servers pass to our browsers when we visit any website.

Our browser stores those characters and when we request another page from a website, our browser sends that cookie back to the server, which identifies you, such as your name, interests, and previous activity.

Almost all sites use cookies for analytics, recommendation, and targeting ads.

How TexAu uses cookies to authenticate?

TexAu uses cookies to authenticate to any website. It means whatever data that you are seeing when you log in to the website, we see all the same. Many users ask us if we can extract emails or any private data so that is not possible with TexAu. If you are able to see something on the website then our automations can extract those details for you.

What are cookies’ names for different social media platforms?

We have created this table to easily find cookie names inside the browser. Many sites create multiple cookies to store different details.

TexAu Cookies for different platforms

How to get cookies using TexAu Chrome Extension

TexAu Chrome Extension lets you easily grab cookies and you don’t need to open “Inspect Element” to find cookies manually. If you have ever face any issue with our Chrome Extension you can refer to this article to grab cookies manually.

So let’s see these simple steps to grab cookies automatically using our extension.

  1. Download TexAu Chrome Extension from the Chrome Web store.
  2. Go back to  and refresh the page 1-2 times.
  3. You should see the button on the automation page changing from “Get Cookie Extension” to “Get Cookie” – if not then you may have to refresh one more time to reflect it.

Now open the platform you want to run automation on. For example, for LinkedIn automation, you need to be logged in to LinkedIn. If you log in and close the tab, the extension will still be able to grab the cookie.

On the Spice page, simply click on the “Get Cookie” button and it will fill the cookie for you.

What if the extension doesn’t work?

If the cookie extension is not working for you, please report it to us or by writing an email to support [at] texau [dot] com.