Code for How to Extract Chrome Cookies in Python Tutorial

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import os
import json
import base64
import sqlite3
import shutil
from datetime import datetime, timedelta
import win32crypt # pip install pypiwin32
from Crypto.Cipher import AES # pip install pycryptodome

def get_chrome_datetime(chromedate):
    """Return a `datetime.datetime` object from a chrome format datetime
    Since `chromedate` is formatted as the number of microseconds since January, 1601"""
    if chromedate != 86400000000 and chromedate:
            return datetime(1601, 1, 1) + timedelta(microseconds=chromedate)
        except Exception as e:
            print(f"Error: {e}, chromedate: {chromedate}")
            return chromedate
        return ""

def get_encryption_key():
    local_state_path = os.path.join(os.environ["USERPROFILE"],
                                    "AppData", "Local", "Google", "Chrome",
                                    "User Data", "Local State")
    with open(local_state_path, "r", encoding="utf-8") as f:
        local_state =
        local_state = json.loads(local_state)

    # decode the encryption key from Base64
    key = base64.b64decode(local_state["os_crypt"]["encrypted_key"])
    # remove 'DPAPI' str
    key = key[5:]
    # return decrypted key that was originally encrypted
    # using a session key derived from current user's logon credentials
    # doc:
    return win32crypt.CryptUnprotectData(key, None, None, None, 0)[1]

def decrypt_data(data, key):
        # get the initialization vector
        iv = data[3:15]
        data = data[15:]
        # generate cipher
        cipher =, AES.MODE_GCM, iv)
        # decrypt password
        return cipher.decrypt(data)[:-16].decode()
            return str(win32crypt.CryptUnprotectData(data, None, None, None, 0)[1])
            # not supported
            return ""

def main():
    # local sqlite Chrome cookie database path
    db_path = os.path.join(os.environ["USERPROFILE"], "AppData", "Local",
                            "Google", "Chrome", "User Data", "default", "Cookies")
    # copy the file to current directory
    # as the database will be locked if chrome is currently open
    filename = "Cookies.db"
    if not os.path.isfile(filename):
        # copy file when does not exist in the current directory
        shutil.copyfile(db_path, filename)
    # connect to the database
    db = sqlite3.connect(filename)
    cursor = db.cursor()
    # get the cookies from `cookies` table
    SELECT host_key, name, value, creation_utc, last_access_utc, expires_utc, encrypted_value 
    FROM cookies""")
    # you can also search by domain, e.g
    # cursor.execute("""
    # SELECT host_key, name, value, creation_utc, last_access_utc, expires_utc, encrypted_value
    # FROM cookies
    # WHERE host_key like ''""")
    # get the AES key
    key = get_encryption_key()
    for host_key, name, value, creation_utc, last_access_utc, expires_utc, encrypted_value in cursor.fetchall():
        if not value:
            decrypted_value = decrypt_data(encrypted_value, key)
            # already decrypted
            decrypted_value = value
        Host: {host_key}
        Cookie name: {name}
        Cookie value (decrypted): {decrypted_value}
        Creation datetime (UTC): {get_chrome_datetime(creation_utc)}
        Last access datetime (UTC): {get_chrome_datetime(last_access_utc)}
        Expires datetime (UTC): {get_chrome_datetime(expires_utc)}
        # update the cookies table with the decrypted value
        # and make session cookie persistent
        UPDATE cookies SET value = ?, has_expires = 1, expires_utc = 99999999999999999, is_persistent = 1, is_secure = 0
        WHERE host_key = ?
        AND name = ?""", (decrypted_value, host_key, name))
    # commit changes
    # close connection

if __name__ == "__main__":