I have cookie String value returned by code below:

HttpResponse response = http.send(request); 
String cookieString = response.getHeader('Set-Cookie');

Now I am trying to construct a Pagereference object and set all above cookies to object by setCookies method. So I need to convert cookieString to List<Cookie> .Below is sample cookieString

 domain=domain.com; path=/; HttpOnly;_shovell_session2=;
 domain=domain.com; path=/; expires=Tue, 31-May-2016 07:21:29 GMT;;
 api_userid=2505; domain=domain.com; path=/; expires=Tue, 31-May-2016 07:21:29 GMT;;
 domain=domain.com; path=/; expires=Tue, 31-May-2016 07:21:29 GMT;;
 visits=1; path=/

Cookie object has constructor of below type

Cookie(name, value, path, maxAge, isSecure)

I can think of writing String splitting logic but that would be prone to exceptions. Is there any other better way of doing this?

  • Nope, you will have to apply String splitting logic. It works fine. May 27, 2016 at 8:53

1 Answer 1


You cannot cast type String to type List<Cookie>. You have to split the cookie string by ;; and then add them to the list. If you have some problem, I can post sample code.

  • Yes I can write splitting logic. But In that case I am expecting cookie sting to be of same format all the time. I see possibilities of exceptions if some special character came in between or split logic didn't worked at some day. May 27, 2016 at 8:50
  • I don't think so. Your cookies is always separeted by ;;
    – DarkSkull
    May 27, 2016 at 9:08
  • The OP already said that he can manually use the string splitting logic...
    – mkorman
    May 27, 2016 at 9:48
  • please, vote my answer!
    – DarkSkull
    May 27, 2016 at 13:05

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