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How to create HttpCookie in ASP.net Using c#?

Updated:  05/04/2010 12:05 PM
Author:  Shiju Mathews

Status:    Resolved.


The HttpCookie class gets and sets properties of individual cookies. The HttpCookieCollection class provides methods to store, retrieve, and manage multiple cookies.

ASP.NET includes two intrinsic cookie collections. The collection accessed through the Cookies collection of the HttpRequest object contains cookies transmitted by the client to the server in the Cookie header. The collection accessed through the Cookies collection of the HttpResponse object contains new cookies created on the server and transmitted to the client in the Set-Cookie HTTP response header.

Cookies can be created as


Cookie has the following properties



Domain: Gets or sets the domain to associate the cookie with.
Expires: Gets or sets the expiration date and time for the cookie.
HasKeys: Gets a value indicating whether a cookie has subkeys.
HttpOnly: Gets or sets a value that specifies whether a cookie is accessible by client-side script.
Item: Gets a shortcut to the HttpCookie.Values property. This property is provided for compatibility with previous versions of Active Server Pages (ASP).
Name: Gets or sets the name of a cookie.
Path: Gets or sets the virtual path to transmit with the current cookie.
Secure: Gets or sets a value indicating whether to transmit the cookie using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)--that is, over HTTPS only.
Value: Gets or sets an individual cookie value.
Values: Gets a collection of key/value pairs that are contained within a single cookie object.

Set the Required properties of the cookie object:


Cookies can be read from Request object as follows: