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 semicolon 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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

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See also

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