Custom Cookies
Add your own cookies to WebScrapingAPI and receive customised responses.
Custom cookies are an extremely powerful feature of WebScrapingAPI. For example, they can be successfully used to scrape content as authenticated users of the targeted website.
In WebScrapingAPI, custom cookies are treated just as custom headers. In order to add your own cookie to the request, simply pass the name and value to the WSA-Cookie custom header when you send your request.

Custom Cookies Integration Examples

cURL
NodeJS
Python
PHP
Go
Java
.NET
Ruby
curl --request GET --url "https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=<YOUR_API_KEY>&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies" --header "Wsa-Accept: application/json" --header "WSA-Cookie: name1=value1; name2=value2"
const http = require("https");
const options = {
"method": "GET",
"hostname": "api.webscrapingapi.com",
"port": null,
"path": "/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies",
"headers": {
"Wsa-Accept": "application/json",
"Wsa-Cookie": "name1=value1; name2=value2"
}
};
const req = http.request(options, function (res) {
const chunks = [];
res.on("data", function (chunk) {
chunks.push(chunk);
});
res.on("end", function () {
const body = Buffer.concat(chunks);
console.log(body.toString());
});
});
req.end();
import requests
API_KEY = '<YOUR_API_KEY>'
SCRAPER_URL = 'https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1'
TARGET_URL = 'https://httpbin.org/headers'
HEADERS = {
"WSA-Accept": "application/json",
"WSA-Cookie": "name1=value1; name2=value2"
}
PARAMS = {
"api_key":API_KEY,
"url": TARGET_URL,
"render_js":1
}
response = requests.get(SCRAPER_URL, params=PARAMS, headers=HEADERS)
print(response.text)
<?php
$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt_array($curl, [
CURLOPT_URL => "https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies",
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "GET",
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
"Wsa-Accept: application/json",
"Wsa-Cookie: name1=value1; name2=value2"
],
]);
$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);
curl_close($curl);
if ($err) {
echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
echo $response;
}
package main
import (
"fmt"
"net/http"
"io/ioutil"
)
func main() {
url := "https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies"
req, _ := http.NewRequest("GET", url, nil)
req.Header.Add("Wsa-Accept", "application/json")
req.Header.Add("Wsa-Cookie", "name1=value1; name2=value2")
res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)
defer res.Body.Close()
body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)
fmt.Println(res)
fmt.Println(string(body))
}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.get("https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies")
.header("Wsa-Accept", "application/json")
.header("Wsa-Cookie", "name1=value1; name2=value2")
.asString();
var client = new RestClient("https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.GET);
request.AddHeader("Wsa-Accept", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("Wsa-Cookie", "name1=value1; name2=value2");
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
url = URI("https://api.webscrapingapi.com/v1?api_key=%7B%7Bapi_key%7D%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttpbin.org%2Fcookies")
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url)
request["Wsa-Accept"] = 'application/json'
request["Wsa-Cookie"] = 'name1=value1; name2=value2'
response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
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