capri capri - 5 years ago 536
Javascript Question

How to set session variable in jquery?

I have an html page that open a popup window when the page loads.

I need to set the popup only when the page open first time. I think session or cookie is to be set.

<script>
!window.jQuery && document.write('<script src="fancybox/jquery-1.4.3.min.js"><\/script>');
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="fancybox/jquery.fancybox-1.3.4.pack.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
$("a#example1").fancybox();
$("a#example1").trigger('click');
});

</script>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="fancybox/jquery.fancybox-1.3.4.css" media="screen" />
</head>
<body>
<a id="example1" href="images/pic.jpg"></a>
</body>

Answer Source

Use localStorage to store the fact that you opened the page :

$(document).ready(function() {
    var yetVisited = localStorage['visited'];
    if (!yetVisited) {
        // open popup
        localStorage['visited'] = "yes";
    }
});
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