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Right way to destroy a cookie

Posted on 2006-11-11
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Whats the correct method to destroy a cookie?
Lets say I set a cookie ( response.cookies("err_bit")="No User Found") when a page loads, read its data and I want it destroyed soon afterthat.
How do I do this? What the right way to do this?
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Question by:dpinto04
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either

Response.Cookies("err_bit") = ""

or

Response.Cookies("err_bit").Expires = now() - 365
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by:jay_gadhavi
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Try this After u have read the data

Response.Cookies("err_bit").Expires = DateTime.Now()

Regards,
jay
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by:dpinto04
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@jay_gadhavi
Error Type:
Microsoft VBScript runtime (0x800A01A8)
Object required: 'DateTime'
index.asp, line 29
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by:dpinto04
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What do you think is wrong with your answer jay_gadhavi?
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by:jmundsack
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jay_gadhavi's answer appears to be ASP.Net, which is why you are getting the error in ASP.

There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with gawai's answer, though.

HTH-Jon
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by:jay_gadhavi
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Ok guys
I dont know which language u have been used.
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