binary-cookies

Binary cookie file parser

node-binary-cookies

Binary cookies parser for Node.

Some Apple browsers like Safari and Mobile Safari store their cookies in a .binarycookie format that is hard to parse. Node to the rescue! Say you have a file at /my/path/to/Cookies.binarycookies. You can parse it like so:

var CookieParser = require('./cookies')
  , cookiePath = "/my/path/to/Cookies.binarycookies";
 
CookieParser.parse(cookiePath, function(errcookies) {
  console.log(cookies[0]);
});

This will output something like this:

{
    flags: 0,
    expiration: new Date("Thu Apr 02 2015 14:55:59 GMT-0700 (PDT)"),
    creation: new Date("Tue Apr 02 2013 14:56:00 GMT-0700 (PDT)"),
    url: '.apple.com',
    name: 's_pathLength',
    path: '/',
    value: 'homepage%3D1%2C'
}

This should all be self-explanatory except flags:

FlagMeaning
0No flags
1Secure cookie
4HttpOnly cookie
5Secure & HttpOnly

Have fun! I wrote this for Appium, check it out!

I learned about the spec from this blog entry. Thanks Internet dude!