How to Manage Cookies in Selenium WebDriver

In this article we will see the functions to manage cookie of a browser.
In here I am using full c# code, I will provide JAVA code later on.

First step should be declaring the driver
private IWebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

Please follow the your necessary functions from my past posts. Let's start our topic on cookie.

-To create a cookie object in c#
private Cookie myCookie = new Cookie();
There are 4 ways to create a cookie object (to give parameter)
1. (name, value)
2. (name, value, path)
3. (name, value, path,expiry)
4. (name, value, domain, path,expiry)
Parameters:
name: The name of the cookie.(string type)
value: The value of the cookie.(string type)
path:The path of the cookie.(string type)
domain:The domain of the cookie. (string type)
expiry:The expiration date of the cookie.(DateTime structure type)
Note : A cookie is Serializable(can be stored)
I use following way to declear a cookie

private Cookie myCookie = new Cookie("name", "value", "Domain", "Path", expDate);
Note : for expDate, I use static to use it all around 
private static DateTime expDate = new DateTime(2012,12,25);

-To add our own cookie(in here myCookie) 
driver.Manage().Cookies.AddCookie(myCookie);

-To Delete all cookie
driver.Manage().Cookies.DeleteAllCookies();

-To Delete one Specific cookie(in here myCookie)
driver.Manage().Cookies.DeleteCookie(myCookie);

-To Delete one Specific cookie whose name(string) is "shantonu"            driver.Manage().Cookies.DeleteCookieNamed("shantonu");

-To Get the cookie whose name(string) is "shantonu"             driver.Manage().Cookies.GetCookieNamed("Shantonu");
Note : This will give us an Cookie type object as output

-To know how many cookie is present
driver.Manage().Cookies.AllCookies.Count;
Note : This will give us an integer(the number of cookie) as output

-To get the Index value of one Specific cookie(in here myCookie)            driver.Manage().Cookies.AllCookies.IndexOf(myCookie);
Note : This will give us an integer(Zero Based Index Value) as output.

-To Check one Specific cookie(in here myCookie) is present or not            driver.Manage().Cookies.AllCookies.Contains(myCookie);
Note : This will give bool result ( true or false)

-To Get/set all cookies defined for the current page.
driver.Manage().Cookies.AllCookies;
Note : This will give you(or you have to provide) a collection of cookie objects from current page.

From myCookie object we can get some information through its properties.
-To Get the domain(as string) of the cookie.
myCookie.Domain;

-To Get the expiration date(as DateTime) of the cookie.
myCookie.Expiry.Value;

-To Get the Name(as string) of the cookie.
myCookie.Name;

-To Get the Path(as string) of the cookie
myCookie.Path;

-To Get a value(bool) to know whether the cookie is secure.
myCookie.Secure;

-To Get the Value(as string) of the cookie.
st = myCookie.Value;


...Thanks...:)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for the write-up. You mentioned you would add Java code examples later. I'd sure appreciate seeing those -- and Python too (if you're game!)
    I appreciate it,
    -- Pansopher

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    1. Thanks for comments, I will add incrementally , currently in separate work domain, will start again from next month.

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