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get_cookie driver method – Selenium Python
  • Last Updated : 03 Dec, 2020

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 get_cookie driver method in Selenium. get_cookie method is used to get a cookie with a specified name. It returns the cookie if found, None if not.

Syntax – 

driver.get_cookie(name)

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

driver.get("https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/")
driver.get_cookie("foo")

How to use get_cookie driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, get_cookie method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ and operate on driver object. Let’s first add a cookie and then get it.



Program – 

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

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Output – 
Screenshot after cookie added – 
 

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