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Python Flask Basics Character Builder Cookies

William Shaylor
William Shaylor
3,002 Points

How does request.cookies.get work?

It's one of many things completely brushed over without explanation. But this one I can't understand by googling it. Is this data read from the cookie and sent along with the user request? Or does the server send out a request for the data on the cookie?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,464 Points

The browser sends all cookies with each user request send to the server. In flask, the request object is created from the information sent from the browser to the server. All cookies sent from the browser are put in the cookies attribute. This dictionary attribute has the get method. Using the get method allows looking for a specific cookie name without worrying about raising an error if the named cookie does not exist.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!