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JavaScript cookie attributes

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In this video we will discuss some of the optional cookie attribute values that can be specified when creating a cookie. This is continuation to Part 67, please watch Part 67 of JavaScript tutorial before proceeding.

Optional Cookie Attributes
expires
max-age
domain
path
secure

The following code creates a cookie that expires as soon as the browser is closed
document.cookie = “color=red”;

expires and max-age attributes : If you want to create a persistent cookie, that is a cookie that is not deleted after the browser is closed either use expires or max-age attributes

document.cookie = “color=red;expires=Fri, 5 Aug 2016 01:00:00 UTC”;
OR
document.cookie = “color=red;max-age=” + (60 * 60 * 24 * 30) + “;”// Creates a cookie that expires in 30 days

What is the difference between expires and max-age attributes
With expires attribute you set an expiry date. The expires attribute is obsolete. Very few modern browsers support this attribute. Internet Explorer is one of them.
With max-age attribute you specify the expiry time in seconds. Most modern browsers support this attribute except Internet Explorer.

If you want to create a persistent cookie that works in IE and all the other browsers then specify both expires and max-age attributes.

domain attribute : Specifies the doamin for which the cookie is valid. If you specify the doamin as PragimTech.Blog.com then that cookie will be valid only for that sub-domain. It will not be valid for PragimTech.com.

If you want a cookie to be valid for all sub-domains of PragimTech.com then specify domain=PragimTech.com. So this cookie will be valid for
PragimTech.com
PragimTech.Blog.com
PragimTech.Blog.KudVenkat.com

path attribute : By default cookies are valid only for web pages in the directory of the current web page that stored them, as well as its descendants.

Example : The following diagram shows the directory structure of a web application
// JavaScript cookie attributes.png

If a cookie is set by http://localhost/Home/Page2.htm, it will be valid for http://localhost/Home/SubFolder/Page1.htm but not for http://localhost/Page3.htm

If you want to create a cookie that is valid across all your pages in your website, then set the path attribute to the root of your web directory, that is, “/”.

document.cookie = “color=red;max-age=” + (60 * 60 * 24 * 30) + “;path=/”;

secure attribute : secure attribute specifies that the cookie is secure and is only used over HTTPS protocol which ensures that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.

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6 Comments

  1. basirr payenda
    March 25, 2018 at 00:02

    Thank you sir, can you please explain why the same code is not working in chrome?

  2. Furkan Tahsin Haçat
    March 25, 2018 at 00:02

    How do I read secure cookies?

  3. ConaxHGG
    March 25, 2018 at 00:02

    I thought sub-domains should be the format of subdomain.domain.com? So if PragimTech.com is the main domain, the sub-domains should be Blog.PragimTech.com and KudVenkat.Blog.PragimTech.com.

  4. adorebeauty0
    March 25, 2018 at 00:02

    can we set path for specific pages only

  5. Bimal Das
    March 25, 2018 at 00:02

    Thank you sir

  6. Mazdy Soraya
    March 25, 2018 at 00:02

    thanks K

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