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I'm working in a MOSS 2007 SP2 Enterprise deployment and I'm trying to add a cookie on a master page. Ideally, the javascript should check if the cookie exists and if it has a valid value, if so, it does nothing. If not, it would then execute some other javascript and set a cookie value that it's initially checking.

What is the process for setting Cookies in Sharepoint? Using document.cookie never sets/creates a cookie.

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I got this working with javascript finally with the help of Mike Greene, @webdes03. This is what I ended up with:

<script type="text/javascript">
    function setCookie(name,value,days) {
       if (days) {
          var date = new Date();
          var expires = "; expires="+date.toGMTString();
       else var expires = "";
       document.cookie = name+"="+value+expires+"; path=/;secure";

    function getCookie(name) {
       var nameEQ = name + "=";
       var ca = document.cookie.split(';');
       for(var i=0;i < ca.length;i++) {
          var c = ca[i];
          while (c.charAt(0)==' ') c = c.substring(1,c.length);
          if (c.indexOf(nameEQ) == 0) return c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length);
       return null;

    function checkAuth() {
      var result = getCookie('user');
      if (result != "ok") {
        var code = geoip_country_code();
            if (code == "US") {
            else {
             window.location = "http://www.ourdom.ain/dir/invalid";

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Happy to help :-) – webdes03 Nov 24 '10 at 19:31

You could do it from code behind with something like that :

HttpCookie cookie;

if (HttpContext.Current.Request.Cookies["CookieName"] != null)
    cookie = HttpContext.Current.Request.Cookies["CookieName"];
    cookie = new HttpCookie("CookieName");

cookie["CookieKey"] = "YourValue";
cookie.Expires = DateTime.Now.AddYears(10);
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I don't have any experience in code behinds, I'm not sure how to implement those. Basically I want to bake it onto the master page and the only method I "reliably" know is to put it in the head with javascript. – Eric Alexander Nov 23 '10 at 16:29
Does your Javascript code is executed on the "onLoad" event of the page ? It needs to be if you want it to be fired. – Sébastien Levert Nov 23 '10 at 17:45
The javascript is in the page head, does it need to reside in the body? – Eric Alexander Nov 24 '10 at 14:52

Using Jquery cookie plugin may be one of the easiest ways to do that :

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Looks as if that no longer exists – Eric Alexander Dec 7 '11 at 14:03

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