How to set cookies to expire in 1 hour in JavaScript?

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You can extend the life of a cookie beyond the current browser session by setting an expiration date and saving the expiry date within the cookie. This can be done by setting the ‘expires’ attribute to a date and time.


You can try to run the following example to set cookies to expire in 1 hour −

            function WriteCookie() {
               var now = new Date();
               now.setTime(now.getTime() + 1 * 3600 * 1000);
               cookievalue = escape(document.myform.customer.value) + ";"

               document.cookie="name=" + cookievalue;
               document.cookie = "expires=" + now.toUTCString() + ";"
               document.write ("Setting Cookies : " + "name=" + cookievalue );
      <form name="myform" action="">
         Enter name: <input type="text" name="customer"/>
         <input type="button" value="Set Cookie" onclick="WriteCookie()"/>
Published on 31-Jan-2018 12:53:34