The cookie file format is text based and stores one cookie per line. Lines that start with
# are treated as comments.
Each line that specifies a single cookie consists of seven text fields separated with
TAB characters (ASCII octet
9). A valid line must end with a newline character.
Fields in the file
|the domain name|
|send/receive over HTTPS only|
|expires at - seconds since Jan 1st 1970, or |
|name of the cookie|
|value of the cookie|
The following example was generated by crawling the WebCopy cookies demonstation page and demonstrates a mixture of different cookie attributes.
# Netscape HTTP Cookie File # Generated by Cyotek WebCopy v184.108.40.206 on 2023-03-13T10:13:33 # Edit at your own risk. demo.cyotek.com FALSE /features/ FALSE 1678706015 CrawlDemo_Path gamma demo.cyotek.com FALSE / FALSE 1678706015 CrawlDemo_Domain delta demo.cyotek.com FALSE / TRUE 1678706015 CrawlDemo_Secure epsilon #HttpOnly_demo.cyotek.com FALSE / FALSE 1678706015 CrawlDemo_HttpOnly zeta demo.cyotek.com FALSE /features/ FALSE 0 CrawlDemo_Session alpha demo.cyotek.com FALSE / FALSE 0 PHPSESSID eo74gbd2lcu675r338so6q7g40 demo.cyotek.com FALSE /features/cookies.php FALSE 1678706015 CrawlDemo_Expires beta demo.cyotek.com FALSE /features/cookies.php FALSE 1678706015 CrawlDemo_Song I%2520am%2520the%2520very%2520model%2520of%2520a%2520modern%2520Major-General%252C%250D%250AI%2527ve%2520information%2520vegetable%252C%2520animal%252C%2520and%2520mineral%252C%250D%250AI%2520know%2520the%2520kings%2520of%2520England%252C%2520and%2520I%2520quote%2520the%2520fights%2520historical%250D%250AFrom%2520Marathon%2520to%2520Waterloo%252C%2520in%2520order%2520categorical%253B%250D%250AI%2527m%2520very%2520well%2520acquainted%252C%2520too%252C%2520with%2520matters%2520mathematical%252C%250D%250AI%2520understand%2520equations%252C%2520both%2520the%2520simple%2520and%2520quadratical%252C%250D%250AAbout%2520binomial%2520theorem%2520I%2527m%2520teeming%2520with%2520a%2520lot%2520o%2527%2520news%252C%250D%250AWith%2520many%2520cheerful%2520facts%2520about%2520the%2520square%2520of%2520the%2520hypotenuse.%250D%250A%2509%2509%2509
Content derived from Cookie file format licensed under CC BY 4.0. Premable removed, field list converted to table, documentation link comment removed, example added.