Stable release

To install cookietemple, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install cookietemple

This is the preferred method to install cookietemple, as it will always install the most recent stable release.

If you don’t have pip installed, this Python installation guide can guide you through the process.

From sources

The sources for cookietemple can be downloaded from the Github repo.

You can either clone the public repository:

$ git clone git://

Or download the tarball:

$ curl -OJL

Once you have a copy of the source, you can install it with:

$ pip install .

Alternatively you can also install it using the Makefile:

$ make install

Upgrading cookietemple

Everytime cookietemple is run it will automatically check whether a newer version has been released on PyPI. If a new version has been released you will be informed. To upgrade cookietemple either run:

$ pip install --upgrade cookietemple

or by invoking:

$ cookietemple upgrade

For more information please visit Upgrade cookietemple.

Windows Installation

Cookietemple exceeds the standard windows path length limit of 260 characters. In order to correctly install cookietemple the registry has to be adapted. To open the registry editor run:

$ regedit

in your command prompt or directly open it through windows search bar.

Consider backing up your current registry state as changes in the registry can always cause problems resulting in your OS not running correctly. You can either export the complete registry by selecting File > Export … and setting the Export Range flag to ‘All’ or choose to export only selected branches.

Next find the key ‘LongPathsEnabled’ under


and change its ‘Value Data’ from ‘0’ to ‘1’.

Click ‘OK’ and close regedit. Continue installing cookietemple.