CURLOPT_COOKIESESSION man page

CURLOPT_COOKIESESSION ā€” start a new cookie session

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_COOKIESESSION, long init);

Description

Pass a long set to 1 to mark this as a new cookie "session". It will force libcurl to ignore all cookies it is about to load that are "session cookies" from the previous session. By default, libcurl always stores and loads all cookies, independent if they are session cookies or not. Session cookies are cookies without expiry date and they are meant to be alive and existing for this "session" only.

A "session" is usually defined in browser land for as long as you have your browser up, more or less.

Default

0

Protocols

HTTP

Example

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com/foo.bin");

  /* new "session", don't load session cookies */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_COOKIESESSION, 1L);

  /* get the (non session) cookies from this file */
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, "/tmp/cookies.txt");

  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);

  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

Availability

Along with HTTP

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK

See Also

CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE(3), CURLOPT_COOKIE(3),

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3).

May 05, 2017 libcurl 7.56.0 curl_easy_setopt options