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Express.js res.cookie() Function
  • Last Updated : 07 Jul, 2020

The res.cookie() function is used to set the cookie name to value. The value parameter may be a string or object converted to JSON.

Syntax:

res.cookie(name, value [, options])

Parameters: The name parameter holds the name of the cookie and the value parameter is the value assigned to the cookie name. The options parameter contains various properties like encode, expires, domain, etc.

Return Value: It retuns an Object.

Installation of express module:



  1. You can visit the link to Install express module. You can install this package by using this command.
    npm install express
  2. After installing the express module, you can check your express version in command prompt using the command.
    npm version express
  3. After that, you can just create a folder and add a file for example, index.js. To run this file you need to run the following command.
    node index.js

Example 1: Filename: index.js




var express = require('express');
var app = express();
var PORT = 3000;
  
// Without middleware
app.get('/', function(req, res){
  
    // key-value
    res.cookie('name', 'geeksforgeeks');
    res.send("Cookie Set");
});
  
app.listen(PORT, function(err){
    if (err) console.log(err);
    console.log("Server listening on PORT", PORT);
});

Steps to run the program:

  1. The project structure will look like this:
  2. Make sure you have installed express module using the following command:
    npm install express
  3. Run index.js file using below command:
    node index.js

    Output:

    Server listening on PORT 3000
    
  4. Open your browser and go to http://localhost:3000/, now you the following output on your screen:
    Cookie Set

Example 2: Filename: index.js




var express = require('express');
var app = express();
var PORT = 3000;
  
// With middlware
app.use('/', function(req, res, next){
    res.cookie('title', 'GeeksforGeeks'); 
    res.send("Cookie Set");
    next();
})
  
app.get('/', function(req, res){
    console.log('Cookie SET'); 
});
  
app.listen(PORT, function(err){
    if (err) console.log(err);
    console.log("Server listening on PORT", PORT);
});

Run index.js file using below command:

node index.js

Now open the browser and go to http://localhost:3000/, now check your console and you will see the following output:

Server listening on PORT 3000
Cookie SET

And you will see the following output on your browser:

Cookie Set

Reference: https://expressjs.com/en/5x/api.html#res.cookie

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