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From "Gareth McCaughan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CB-10896) Cookies are not stored for local documents
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:43:33 GMT
Gareth McCaughan created CB-10896:

             Summary: Cookies are not stored for local documents
                 Key: CB-10896
             Project: Apache Cordova
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: CordovaLib
         Environment: Android
            Reporter: Gareth McCaughan

(I am using Android 6.0.1 and Cordova 6.0.0, but I do not believe this issue is strongly version-specific.)

I am building a Cordova application which is a fairly thin wrapper around a small single-page
web app. Setting document.cookie in its Javascript code appears to do nothing, and reading
document.cookie always returns an empty string.

I believe this is because the document is a local one rather than one served by a remote server,
and Android webviews do not by default permit the use of cookies in such documents.

It is possible to change this behaviour by calling CookieManager.setAcceptFileSchemeCookies(true);
early enough in the app's lifecycle that no CookieManager object has yet been instantiated.
In particular, doing this at the very start of MainActivity.onCreate appears sufficient.

Is there a good reason why this shouldn't be Cordova's default behaviour? (E.g., are such
cookies shared between all apps on the device?)

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