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cookie question

Stan dmello

Joined: Jul 03, 2005
Posts: 1

I was wondering if we can set the cookie for the domain other than our own domain.

I mean, if our domain is then can we use setDomain("")
to set cookie for


Scott Selikoff
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Joined: Oct 23, 2005
Posts: 3749

Some searching from google reveals the answer:

"Normally, the browser returns cookies only to the same hostname that sent them. You can use setDomain method to instruct the browser to return them to other hosts within the same domain. To prevent servers from setting cookies that apply to hosts outside their domain, the specified domain must meet the following two requirements: It must start with a dot (e.g.,; it must contain two dots for noncountry domains like .com, .edu, and .gov; and it must contain three dots for country domains like and"

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