// Example: // writeCookie("myCookie", "my name", 24); // Stores the string "my name" in the cookie "myCookie" which expires after 24 hours. function writeCookie(name, value, hours) { var expire = ""; if(hours != null) { expire = new Date((new Date()).getTime() + hours * 3600000); expire = "; expires=" + expire.toGMTString(); } document.cookie = name + "=" + escape(value) + expire; } // Example: // alert( readCookie("myCookie") ); function readCookie(name) { var cookieValue = ""; var search = name + "="; if(document.cookie.length > 0) { offset = document.cookie.indexOf(search); if (offset != -1) { offset += search.length; end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", offset); if (end == -1) end = document.cookie.length; cookieValue = unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, end)) } } return cookieValue; }