Quick Answer: Are Cookies Domain Specific?

The ‘domain’ attribute signifies the domain for which the cookie is valid and can be submitted with every request for this domain or its subdomains.

If this attribute is not specified, then the hostname of the originating server is used as the default value..

The 2 domains mydomain.com and subdomain.mydomain.com can only share cookies if the domain is explicitly named in the Set-Cookie header. … However, all modern browsers respect the newer specification RFC 6265, and will ignore any leading dot, meaning you can use the cookie on subdomains as well as the top-level domain.

Should I allow cookies?

Cookies are files you can delete. … You probably do not want to block all cookies, because that would really limit the quality of your Internet experience. You can set your browser to ask your permission before accepting a cookie though, and only accept them from Web sites you trust.

Do cookies collect IP address?

Cookies can track your browsing history to help personalize your online shopping experience. Every machine connected to the Internet has a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address, including your computer. … IP addresses, in and of themselves, do not contain any personally identifiable information about you.

Should I delete cookies?

Ultimately, though, you shouldn’t put too much thought into how frequently you delete your cookies. They’re a necessary part of browsing the web, and unless you enjoy re-entering your information every time you visit a site, you should probably just leave them be.

Are cookies port specific?

Cookies do not provide isolation by port. If a cookie is readable by a service running on one port, the cookie is also readable by a service running on another port of the same server. … likewise, there is no way to limit them to a specific port.

Are cookies different for different browsers?

No. Cookies are stored in browser-specific files. A cookie is a piece of data that is sent from the server (web server) back to the client (browser). … Because each browser is a unique client they are unaware of any cookies that have been set on other browsers.

How do I share cookies between domains?

By setting the Domain property of the cookie to the domain of the sub domain you instruct the browser to send the cookie to all sub domains. Notice the period before the domain name, this is very important. RFC 2109 specifies that the Domain setting on cookies must have two periods.

What happens if you dont accept cookies?

No, you don’t. If a cookie can identify you, you can decline the cookie completely. Websites that use these cookies have to get your permission – or risk huge fines under various laws. So if you don’t want to store a cookie holding information about you, just say no.

Can other sites read my cookies?

Ordinarily, websites can’t read cookies other than the ones they’ve left themselves for fairly obvious security reasons, but some third-party cookies can assimilate tracking info across multiple sites, because they’re being injected into ads on multiple sites.

Where are the cookies stored?

Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie file is generated by the site you’re browsing and is accepted and processed by your computer’s browser software. The cookie file is stored in your browser’s folder or subfolder.

Setting cookies for another domain is not possible. If you want to pass data to another domain, you can encode this into the url.