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Private Browsing Cookie / Cache Storage Location

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Where is the persistent storage location for inprivate "session" cookies stored?

For example, I sign into in a private window my session is stored in a persistent cookie but this cookie does not appear within the cookie manager. about:preferences#privacy > manage data.

I realize the cookie is dumped on private session close...

How would I access my private session cookies? I don't believe they are stored in a .sqlite table is there a way to access them within memory? How does firefox access them?


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During a PB mode session all data is stored in memory and not on the hard drive in the profile folder.

You can possibly use the Storage Inspector or an extension that supports PB mode to inspect the cookies.