browser-cookies

Tiny cookies library for the browser

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browser-cookies
Tiny cookies library for the browser !NPM Versionnpm-version-imagenpm-url !NPM Downloadsnpm-downloads-imagenpm-url !Build Statustravis-imagetravis-url !Coveralls Statuscoveralls-imagecoveralls-url

Features

  • Clean and easy to use API
  • Small footprint (minified and gzipped ~ 0.5kB)
  • No dependencies
  • RFC6265 compliant
  • Cross browser support
  • Supports CommonJS (e.g. Browserify)

Browser compatibility

Cross browser support is verified on real browsers using automated testing: !Sauce Test Statussaucelabs-imagesaucelabs-url Or run the unit testsref-unittests right now in your current browser.

Installation

Using NPM npm install browser-cookies Using Bower bower install browser-cookies

Usage

```javascript var cookies = require('browser-cookies'); cookies.set('firstName', 'Lisa'); cookies.set('firstName', 'Lisa', {expires: 365}); // Expires after 1 year cookies.set('firstName', 'Lisa', {secure: true, domain: 'www.example.org'}); cookies.get('firstName'); // Returns cookie value (or null) cookies.erase('firstName'); // Removes cookie ``` More examples

API

API contents:
cookies.set(name, value [, options])
Method to save a cookie. | argument | type | description |---------------|--------|------------ | name | string | The name of the cookie to save. | value | string | The value to save, percent encodingref-percent-encoding will automatically be applied. | options | object | May contain any of the properties specified in options below. If an option is not specified, the value configured in cookies.defaults will be used.
cookies.get(name)
Method that returns a cookie value, or null if the cookie is not found. Percent encodedref-percent-encoding values will automatically be decoded. | argument | type | description |---------------|--------|------------ | name | string | The name of the cookie to retrieve.
cookies.erase(name [, options ])
Method to remove a cookie. | argument | type | description |---------------|--------|------------ | name | string | The name of the cookie to remove. | options | object | May contain the domain and path properties specified in options below. If an option is not specified, the value configured in cookies.defaults will be used.
cookies.all()
Method to get all cookies. Returns an object containing all cookie values with the cookie names used as keys. Percent encoded names and values will automatically be decoded.
cookies.defaults
This object may be used to change the default value of each option specified in options below.

Options

The options shown in the table below may be set globally using cookies.defaults or passed as function argument to cookies.set() and cookies.erase(). Also check out the Examples further below. | Name | Type | Default | Description |------------|----------------------------|---------|-------- | expires | Number, Date, String | 0 | Configure when the cookie expires by using one of the following types as value:
  • A Number of days until the cookie expires. If set to 0 the cookie will expire at the end of the session.
  • A Date object such as new Date(2018, 3, 27).
  • A String in a format recognized by Date.parse()ref-date-parse.
| domain | String | "" | The domainref-cookie-domain from where the cookie is readable.
  • If set to "" the current domain will be used.
| path | String | "/" | The path from where the cookie is readable.
  • The default value of "/" allows the cookie to be readable from all paths.
  • If set to "" the cookie will only be readable from the current browser path.
  • Note that cookies don't support relative paths such as "../../some/path" so paths must be absolute like "/some/path".
| secure | Boolean | false | If true the cookie will only be transmitted over secure protocols like https. | httponly | Boolean | false | If true the cookie may only be read by the web server. | samesite | String | "" | The samesite argument may be used to prevent cookies from being sent along with cross-site requestsref-samesite.
  • If set to "" the SameSite feature will not be used.
  • If set to "Strict" the cookie will only be sent along with "same-site" requests.
  • If set to "Lax" the cookie will be sent with "same-site" requests and with "cross-site" top-level navigations.
This is an experimental feature as only a few browsers support SameSiteref-samesite-caniuse and the standardref-samesite-spec has not been finalized yet. Don't use this feature in production environments.

Examples

Count the number of a visits to a page: ```javascript var cookies = require('browser-cookies'); // Get cookie value var visits = cookies.get('count') || 0; console.log("You've been here " + parseInt(visits) + " times before!"); // Increment the counter and set (or update) the cookie cookies.set('count', parseInt(visits) + 1, {expires: 365}); ``` JSON may be saved by converting the JSON object into a string: ```javascript var cookies = require('browser-cookies'); // Store JSON data var user = {firstName: 'Sofia', lastName: 'Dueñas'}; cookies.set('user', JSON.stringify(user)) // Retrieve JSON data var userString = cookies.get('user'); alert('Hi ' + JSON.parse(userString).firstName); ``` The default cookie options may be changed: ```javascript var cookies = require('browser-cookies'); // Override defaults cookies.defaults.secure = true; cookies.defaults.expires = 7; // 'secure' option enabled and cookie expires in 7 days cookies.set('FirstName', 'John') // 'secure' option enabled and cookie expires in 30 days cookies.set('LastName', 'Smith', {expires: 30}) ``` The cookies.all method can be used for more advanced functionality, for example to erase all cookies except one: ```javascript var cookies = require('browser-cookies'); var cookieToKeep = 'FirstName'; // Name of the cookie to keep // Get all cookies as an object var allCookies = cookies.all(); // Iterate over all cookie names for (var cookieName in allCookies) { // Erase the cookie (except if it's the cookie that needs to be kept) if(allCookies.hasOwnProperty(cookieName) && cookieName != cookieToKeep) {
cookies.erase(cookieName);
} } ```

How to use with PHP

Use setrawcookie()ref-php-setrawcookie instead of setcookie() to prevent PHP from replacing spaces with + characters: ```php // Set cookie setrawcookie('fullName', rawurlencode('Lisa Cuddy')); // Get cookie $COOKIE'fullName'; ```

Development

The design goal is to provide the smallest possible size (when minified and gzipped) for the given API while remaining compliant to RFC6265 and providing cross-browser compatibility and consistency. Development setup (requires noderef-node-download and gitref-git-setup to be installed): ```python git clone https://github.com/voltace/browser-cookies.git cd browser-cookies npm install # Install dev dependencies npm run test:local # Run unit tests locally (takes ~5 seconds) npm run build # Create minified version ``` Feel free to submit an issue on GitHub for any question, bug or feature requesst you may have.

License

Public Domain (UNLICENSEref-licence)