python requests with cookies

Python Requests with Cookies

When using the Python Requests library, there may be times when you need to include cookies in your requests. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent by a server to a client's web browser. The client's browser then sends the cookie back to the server with each subsequent request. Cookies can be used to store user preferences or session information.

To start using cookies with Python Requests, you first need to import the library:

import requests

Next, you can make a request and pass a dictionary of cookies using the cookies parameter:

cookies = {'name': 'value'}
response = requests.get('', cookies=cookies)

The cookies parameter expects a dictionary where the keys are the cookie names and the values are the cookie values.

If you need to send multiple cookies, you can add them all to the dictionary:

cookies = {'name1': 'value1', 'name2': 'value2'}
response = requests.get('', cookies=cookies)

Storing Cookies Between Requests

In some cases, you may need to store cookies between requests. Python Requests has a built-in session object that can handle this for you.

To create a session object, simply call the requests.Session() method:

session = requests.Session()

You can then use this session object to make requests and the cookies will be stored between requests:


You can also add cookies to the session object using the session.cookies attribute:

session.cookies['name'] = 'value'

When you make a request using the session object, the cookies will automatically be included:

response = session.get('')


Python Requests makes it easy to include cookies in your HTTP requests. You can pass cookies as a dictionary using the cookies parameter, or use a session object to store cookies between requests.