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add_cookie driver method – Selenium Python

Last Updated : 15 May, 2020
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Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. To open a webpage using Selenium Python, checkout – Navigating links using get method – Selenium Python. Just being able to go to places isn’t terribly useful. What we’d really like to do is to interact with the pages, or, more specifically, the HTML elements within a page. There are multiple strategies to find an element using Selenium, checkout – Locating Strategies. Selenium WebDriver offers various useful methods to control the session, or in other words, browser. For example, adding a cookie, pressing back button, navigating among tabs, etc.

This article revolves around add_cookie driver method in Selenium. add_cookie method is used to add a cookie to your current session. This cookie can be used by website itself or by you.

Syntax –


Example –
Now one can use add_cookie method as a driver method as below –

driver.add_cookie({‘name’ : ‘foo’, ‘value’ : ‘bar’})

How to use add_cookie driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, add_cookie method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit and operate on driver object.

Program –

# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# get
# add_cookie method driver
driver.add_cookie({"name" : "foo", "value" : "bar"})

Output –
Cookie with name foo and value bar is added as verified below –

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