Use existing IE cookie

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Thu Jul 30 18:23:59 CEST 2009

KB wrote:

>> What does you full example look like, including the
>> cookie-acquisition-stuff?
>> Diez
> I ran them seperately, hoping for a clue as to what my "cookiejar"
> was.
> The cookie-acquisition stuff returns "screener.ashx?v=151" when I
> search with my domain I am interested in. I have tried
> urllib2.HTTPCookieProcessor('screener.ashx?v=151') but that failed
> with attr has no cookie header.
> From the HTTPCookieProcessor doco, it appears that non-IE browsers
> have a cookie file (and example code) but from what I can tell IE uses
> a hidden folder. (you can set your location in IE but it appends a
> folder "\Temporary Internet Files"  -
> From:
> ***
> This example illustrates how to open a URL using your Netscape,
> Mozilla, or Lynx cookies (assumes Unix/Netscape convention for
> location of the cookies file):
> import os, cookielib, urllib2
> cj = cookielib.MozillaCookieJar()
> cj.load(os.path.join(os.environ["HOME"], ".netscape/cookies.txt"))
> opener = urllib2.build_opener(urllib2.HTTPCookieProcessor(cj))
> r ="")
> ***
> Not sure how to adapt this for IE.

You could create a file that resembles the cookies.txt - no idea how that
looks, but I guess it's pretty simple. 


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