[ACCEPTED]-Accept Cookies in Python-cookies

Accepted answer
Score: 19

Try this:

import urllib2 
import cookielib

jar = cookielib.FileCookieJar("cookies")
opener = urllib2.build_opener(urllib2.HTTPCookieProcessor(jar))

print "Currently have %d cookies" % len(jar)
print "Getting page"
response = opener.open("http://google.com")
print response.headers
print "Got page"
print "Currently have %d cookies" % len(jar)
print jar

It should print

Currently have 0 cookies
Currently have 2 cookies

(Google always sets 5 a cookie). You don't really need this much 4 unless you want to save your cookies to 3 disk and use them later. You should find 2 that


Takes care of most of what you want.

More 1 info here:

Score: 6

The easiest way is to use requests library.

import requests
url = 'http://www.google.com/doodles/'
r = requests.get(url)
print r.cookies


Score: 3

You might want to look at cookielib.


Score: 1

I believe you mean having a Python script 6 that tries to speak HTTP. I suggest you 5 to use a high-level library that handles 4 cookies automatically. pycurl, mechanize, twill 3 - you choose.

For Nikhil Chelliah:

I don't 2 see what's not clear here.

Accepting a cookie happens 1 client-side. The server can set a cookie.

Score: 1

There's the cookielib library. You can also 5 implement your own cookie storage and policies, the 4 cookies are found in the set-cookie header 3 of the response (Set-Cookie: name=value), then 2 you send the back to a server in one or 1 more Cookie headers in the request (Cookie: name=value).

Score: 1

It's unclear whether you want a client-side 7 or a server-side solution.

For client-side, cookielib will 6 work fine. This answer and a few web tutorials offer 5 more in-depth explanations.

If this is a 4 server-side problem, you should be using 3 a framework that takes care of all the boilerplate. I 2 really like how CherryPy and web.py handle them, but the 1 API is pretty simple in any library.

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