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The Cookie HTTP request header contains stored HTTP cookies previously sent by the server with the Set-Cookie header.

The Cookie header is optional and may be omitted if, for example, the browser's privacy settings block cookies.

Header type Request header
Forbidden header name yes

Syntax

Cookie: <cookie-list>
Cookie: name=value
Cookie: name=value; name2=value2; name3=value3
<cookie-list>
A list of name-value pairs in the form of <cookie-name>=<cookie-value>. Pairs in the list are separated by a semi-colon and a space ('; ').

Examples

Cookie: PHPSESSID=298zf09hf012fh2; csrftoken=u32t4o3tb3gg43; _gat=1;

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 6265, section 5.4: Cookie HTTP State Management Mechanism

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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