Create Cookie


An HTTP cookie is data sent by a server in an HTTP response to a client. The client can then return an updated cookie value in subsequent requests to the server. For example, this enables the server to store user preferences, manage sessions, track browsing habits, and so on.

The Create Cookie filter is used to create a Set-Cookie header or a Cookie header. The Set-Cookie header is used when the server instructs the client to store a cookie. The Cookie header is used when a client sends a cookie to a server. This filter adds the appropriate HTTP cookie header to the message header, and saves the cookie as a message attribute.

For more details, see the topic on the Get Cookie filter.


Configure the following fields on the Create Cookie Filter Configuration screen:

Filter Name:

Enter an appropriate name to display for this filter.

HTTP Header Type:

Select the HTTP cookie header type that you wish to create: Set-Cookie (Server) or Cookie (Client). When this is set to Set-Cookie (Server), all attributes from the Cookie Details list are used. When this is set to Cookie (Client), only the Cookie Value attribute is used.

Cookie Details

You can configure the following settings for the cookie:

Setting Description
Cookie Name The name of the cookie.
Cookie Value The value of the cookie.
Domain The domain name for this cookie.
Path The path on the server to which the browser returns this cookie.
Max age The maximum age of the cookie in days, hours, minutes, and/or seconds.
Secure Whether sending this cookie is restricted to a secure protocol. This setting is not selected by default, which means that it can be sent using any protocol.
HTTPOnly Whether the browser should use cookies over HTTP only. This setting is not selected by default.