Both methods have the same effect so pick the one
that suits your style best.
+CherryPy uses the :mod:`Cookie` module from python and in particular the
+:class:`Cookie.SimpleCookie` object type to handle cookies.
+- To send a cookie to a browser, set ``cherrypy.response.cookie[key] = value``.
+- To retrieve a cookie sent by a browser, use ``cherrypy.request.cookie[key]``.
+- To delete a cookie (on the client side), you must *send* the cookie with its
+ expiration time set to `0`:
+ cherrypy.response.cookie[key] = value
+ cherrypy.response.cookie[key]['expires'] = 0
+It's important to understand that the request cookies are **not** automatically
+copied to the response cookies. Clients will send the same cookies on every
+request, and therefore ``cherrypy.request.cookie`` should be populated each
+time. But the server doesn't need to send the same cookies with every response;
+therefore, ``cherrypy.response.cookie`` will usually be empty. When you wish
+to “delete” (expire) a cookie, therefore, you must set
+``cherrypy.response.cookie[key] = value`` first, and then set its ``expires``
+ class MyCookieApp(object):
+ cookie = cherrypy.response.cookie
+ cookie['cookieName'] = 'cookieValue'
+ cookie['cookieName']['path'] = '/'
+ cookie['cookieName']['max-age'] = 3600
+ cookie['cookieName']['version'] = 1
+ return "<html><body>Hello, I just sent you a cookie</body></html>"
+ cookie = cherrypy.request.cookie
+ res = """<html><body>Hi, you sent me %s cookies.<br />
+ Here is a list of cookie names/values:<br />""" % len(cookie)
+ for name in cookie.keys():
+ res += "name: %s, value: %s<br>" % (name, cookie[name].value)
+ return res + "</body></html>"
+ if __name__ == '__main__':
+ cherrypy.quickstart(MyCookieApp(), '/cookie')