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response.cookies – Python requests

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Python requests are generally used to fetch the content from a particular resource URI. Whenever we make a request to a specified URI through Python, it returns a response object. Now, this response object would be used to access certain features such as content, headers, etc. This article revolves around how to check the response.cookies out of a response object. response.cookies returns a CookieJar object with the cookies sent back from the server.

How to use response.cookies using Python requests?

To illustrate use of response.cookies, let’s ping API of Github. To run this script, you need to have Python and requests installed on your PC.

Prerequisites –
Example code –

import requests
# Making a get request
response = requests.get('')
# printing request cookies

Example Implementation –

Save above file as and run using

Output –


Check that at the start of output, it means the reference to a cookies object.

Advanced Concepts

There are many libraries to make an HTTP request in Python, which are httplib, urllib, httplib2, treq, etc., but requests is the one of the best with cool features. If any attribute of requests shows NULL, check the status code using below attribute.


If status_code doesn’t lie in range of 200-29. You probably need to check method begin used for making a request + the url you are requesting for resources.

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Last Updated : 01 Mar, 2020
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