CURLOPT_COOKIE(3) curl_easy_setopt options CURLOPT_COOKIE(3)
CURLOPT_COOKIE - set contents of HTTP Cookie header
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_COOKIE, char *cookie);
Pass a pointer to a zero terminated string as parameter. It will be
used to set a cookie in the HTTP request. The format of the string
should be NAME=CONTENTS, where NAME is the cookie name and CONTENTS is
what the cookie should contain.
If you need to set multiple cookies, set them all using a single option
concatenated like this: "name1=content1; name2=content2;" etc.
This option sets the cookie header explicitly in the outgoing
request(s). If multiple requests are done due to authentication, fol-
lowed redirections or similar, they will all get this cookie passed on.
The cookies set by this option are separate from the internal cookie
storage held by the cookie engine and will not be modified by it. If
you enable the cookie engine and either you've imported a cookie of the
same name (e.g. 'foo') or the server has set one, it will have no
effect on the cookies you set here. A request to the server will send
both the 'foo' held by the cookie engine and the 'foo' held by this
option. To set a cookie that is instead held by the cookie engine and
can be modified by the server use CURLOPT_COOKIELIST(3).
Using this option multiple times will only make the latest string over-
ride the previous ones.
This option will not enable the cookie engine. Use CURLOPT_COOK-
IEFILE(3) or CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR(3) to enable parsing and sending cookies
The application does not have to keep the string around after setting
NULL, no cookies
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_COOKIE, "tool=curl; fun=yes;");
If HTTP is enabled
Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP is enabled, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or
CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Availability | web/curl |
|Stability | Uncommitted |
CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE(3), CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR(3), CURLOPT_COOKIELIST(3),
This software was built from source available at
https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland. The original community
source was downloaded from https://github.com/curl/curl/ar-
Further information about this software can be found on the open source
community website at http://curl.haxx.se/.
libcurl 7.37.0 17 Jun 2014 CURLOPT_COOKIE(3)