Navigator.cookieEnabled

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Summary

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether cookies are enabled or not (read-only).

Syntax

var cookieEnabled = navigator.cookieEnabled;
  • cookieEnabled is a Boolean true or false.

Example

if (!navigator.cookieEnabled) { 
  // let the user know that enabling cookies makes the web page much more useful
}

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Yes 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?

Gecko notes

Prior to Gecko 8.0 (Firefox 8.0 / Thunderbird 8.0 / SeaMonkey 2.5), window.navigator.cookieEnabled would report the wrong result if a site exception was in place for the page on which the check was performed. This has been fixed.

Specification

DOM Level 0. Not part of any standard.

Document Tags and Contributors

Last updated by: kscarfone,