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jQuery Set/Get Browser Session Cookies

By Sam Deering

jQuery Code Snippet to set/get browser cookies for a users session. This could be used to store view states when a user clicks something. The example below shows the cookie being saved to store the visibility of an element.

//event to hide element
...
$("#element").hide();
$.cookie('cookie_name', 'not_in_view');

//event to show element
...
$("#element").show();
$.cookie('cookie_name', 'in_view');

//cookie
var cookie_name = $.cookie('cookie_name');

//initialise
if (cookie_name == 'in_view') {
	$("#element").hide();
};

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