JavaScript - - By Sam Deering

jQuery Set Get Delete Cookies Example

jQuery can be used to manipulate browser cookies and this little demonstration shows you how to create, access and remove cookies using a jQuery plugin developed by Klaus Hartl under a GLP licence.



  

jquery.cookie.js

/**
* Cookie plugin
*
* Copyright (c) 2006 Klaus Hartl (stilbuero.de)
* Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses:
* http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
* http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
*
*/

/**
* Create a cookie with the given name and value and other optional parameters.
*
* @example $.cookie(‘the_cookie’, ‘the_value’);
* @desc Set the value of a cookie.
* @example $.cookie(‘the_cookie’, ‘the_value’, { expires: 7, path: ‘/’, domain: ‘jquery.com’, secure: true });
* @desc Create a cookie with all available options.
* @example $.cookie(‘the_cookie’, ‘the_value’);
* @desc Create a session cookie.
* @example $.cookie(‘the_cookie’, null);
* @desc Delete a cookie by passing null as value. Keep in mind that you have to use the same path and domain
* used when the cookie was set.
*
* @param String name The name of the cookie.
* @param String value The value of the cookie.
* @param Object options An object literal containing key/value pairs to provide optional cookie attributes.
* @option Number|Date expires Either an integer specifying the expiration date from now on in days or a Date object.
* If a negative value is specified (e.g. a date in the past), the cookie will be deleted.
* If set to null or omitted, the cookie will be a session cookie and will not be retained
* when the the browser exits.
* @option String path The value of the path atribute of the cookie (default: path of page that created the cookie).
* @option String domain The value of the domain attribute of the cookie (default: domain of page that created the cookie).
* @option Boolean secure If true, the secure attribute of the cookie will be set and the cookie transmission will
* require a secure protocol (like HTTPS).
* @type undefined
*
* @name $.cookie
* @cat Plugins/Cookie
* @author Klaus Hartl/klaus.hartl@stilbuero.de
*/

/**
* Get the value of a cookie with the given name.
*
* @example $.cookie(‘the_cookie’);
* @desc Get the value of a cookie.
*
* @param String name The name of the cookie.
* @return The value of the cookie.
* @type String
*
* @name $.cookie
* @cat Plugins/Cookie
* @author Klaus Hartl/klaus.hartl@stilbuero.de
*/
jQuery.cookie = function (name, value, options) {
if (typeof value != ‘undefined’) { // name and value given, set cookie
options = options || {};
if (value === null) {
value = ”;
options.expires = -1;
}
var expires = ”;
if (options.expires && (typeof options.expires == ‘number’ || options.expires.toUTCString)) {
var date;
if (typeof options.expires == ‘number’) {
date = new Date();
date.setTime(date.getTime() + (options.expires * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000));
} else {
date = options.expires;
}
expires = ‘; expires=’ + date.toUTCString(); // use expires attribute, max-age is not supported by IE
}
// CAUTION: Needed to parenthesize options.path and options.domain
// in the following expressions, otherwise they evaluate to undefined
// in the packed version for some reason…
var path = options.path ? ‘; path=’ + (options.path) : ”;
var domain = options.domain ? ‘; domain=’ + (options.domain) : ”;
var secure = options.secure ? ‘; secure’ : ”;
document.cookie = [name, ‘=’, encodeURIComponent(value), expires, path, domain, secure].join(”);
} else { // only name given, get cookie
var cookieValue = null;
if (document.cookie && document.cookie != ”) {
var cookies = document.cookie.split(‘;’);
for (var i = 0; i