How do you say "Cookies" in Chinese?

I mean website cookies.

I often see "cookies" or 曲奇 but I would like to know which terms is mostly used.

  • iciba: N-COUNT “甜饼”,网络跟踪器(记录上网用户信息的软件) A cookie is a piece of computer software which enables a website you have visited to recognize you if you visit it again. baike.baidu.com/item/%E7%94%9C%E9%A5%BC
    – user6065
    Feb 25, 2019 at 18:36
  • 4
    Some of my friends have web dev experience. We usually just say "cookie" in English. Like "这个网站用cookie"
    – Ben Yang
    Feb 25, 2019 at 19:19
  • Many computer related terms are not translated. Ping, DNS, cookies ...
    – sfy
    Feb 26, 2019 at 0:52
  • 1
    You can open your browser, set its language to Chinese, and find out they just use the English word "cookie" in Settings. Feb 26, 2019 at 5:34
  • Thanks for all your feedback. That's what I thought of but wondered if you used more of a Chinese equivalent. Apparently not.
    – Mat
    Feb 26, 2019 at 16:02

2 Answers 2


An explanation that "cookie"/"cookies" (the English words) are used in Chinese has already been given. But to give an idea of where and how this phrase is used:

  1. It's staightforward to Baidu search for 浏览器cookies = "browser cookies" and come up with many examples of this phrase being used in the context of browsers.

  2. It can be found used in company privacy policies:

    我们会在您的计算机或移动设备上发送一个或多个名为Cookies的小数据文件,指定给您的Cookies 是唯一的,它只能被将Cookies发布给您的域中的Web服务器读取。
    Jingdong privacy policy

    为确保网站正常运转,我们有时会在计算机或移动设备上存储名为 Cookie 的小数据文件。
    Huawei privacy policy

    为确保网站正常高效运转、为您获得更轻松的访问体验、向您推荐您可能感兴趣的内容,我们会在您的设备终端\系统上存储名为 Cookie的小数据文件。
    Meituan privacy policy

  3. You can see the word "cookie" used in screenshots such as

    Jingdong help center 帮助中心


We also say "Cookie(s)" actually, because in Chinese "Cookies" is "存储在用户本地终端上的数据" which is an explanation rather than a word, and it's too long.

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