HTTP headers are used to pass additional information with HTTP response or HTTP requests. A cookie is an HTTP request header i.e. used in the requests sent by the user to the server. It contains the cookies previously sent by the server using set-cookies. It is an optional header.
In case of single cookie syntax is as follow:
In case of multiple cookies syntax is as follow:
Cookie: name=value; name=value; name=value
Directives: This header accept a single directive mentioned above and described below:
- <cookie-list> It is the list of name=value pair separated by ; and space i.e ‘;’.
Cookie: user=Bob; age=28; csrftoken=u12t4o8tb9ee73
To check this Cookie in action go to Inspect Element -> Network check the request header for Cookie like below, Cookie is highlighted you can see.
Supported Browsers: The browsers are supported by HTTP Cookie header are listed below:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Apple Safari
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