i am using asp with vbscript. it writes the cookies without a problem..it seems. The cookies always has whatever value i assign it. it just wont read it. im using response & request to read and write the cookies. I checked MSDN and checked previous applicationsto make sure that the sytax is right. it is so perfect is pains me to see it not work. some co workers suggested that i clear out my cookies and my history and then try it. It didnt change a thing. Any ideas?