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How can I determine if a visitor has cookies support enabled in his/her browser?

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Answer: There are a number of ways to determine whether or not a user has Cookies enabled in his or her browser. The simplest, and cheapest, way to accomplish this is fairly straightforward:

-- In Page1.asp create a cookie and redirect the user to Page2.asp
-- In Page2.asp, check to see if the cookie exists. If it does, then the user supports cookies, else he doesn't!

A simple code sample for this plan can be seen here. The article Determining if your Visitors have JavaScript and Cookies Enabled describes a method to test to see if the user has JavaScript AND cookies enabled. Finally, if you're seriously interested in working with cookies, it behooves you to read: The Low-down on Cookies.

A second alternative you can use to determine if a user has cookies enabled (as well as a slew of other options), you can use a third-party component, like BrowserHawk. Examples on using BrowserHawk to perform Cookie checks can be seen here. For more information on BrowserHawk be sure to read Ryan S.'s article: Browser Detection with BrowserHawk and check out the BrowserHawk Homepage!

A related article on this topic can be found on ASP101.com:
An Overview of Cookie Detection in ASP.

FAQ posted by Scott Mitchell at 9/26/2000 11:03:30 PM to the Cookies category. This FAQ has been viewed 94,329 times.

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