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How to make a cookie available to all paths in a domain ?

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I created a cookie in a java filter and added back to the response using response.addCookie() before returning to the client node.js application. This web application is accessed using a localhost URL in the browser. After reading about cookie domain issue while using 'localhost', i did not set any domain or path in the cookie, while creating it.

Now the Chrome or Firefox browsers don't show-up the cookie in the browser. All my URLs are http://localhost but, each page having different path.

Step 1: During a request to http://localhost/app/login cookie is created and set in the response
Step 2: When the page loads after response, no cookies are shown in Chrome
Step 3: During the next request http://localhost/app/customer the previously created cookie is not recieved when trying request.getCookies().
Step 4: Before returning back to client application, a cookie is created
Step 5: Now the cookie created in Step 4 is shown in Chrome
Step 6: The next request is also sent to http://localhost/app/customer , now the cookie created in step 4 is recieved in the server as well

If cookie creation for localhost is an issue, how does it work for Steps 4-6 only ?

How can i make the created cookie available to all paths under the localhost domain ? I tried using cookie.addPath("/") as mentioned in this post https://coderanch.com/t/288368/JSP/java/test-cookies-localhost but, no change.

Note: Due to admin privilege issues in my development machine, i am not able to set-up a domain name to my localhost IP in etc/hosts file.

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