By: Rob Williams on Monday, September 10, 2007
Preserving data for an end user can be one of the more challenging tasks when you first start to learn a server-side programming language like PHP. Sessions are a good starting point that allow you to carry information about users across multiple pages of your site, but alone they can fall short of expectations as they are always only limited to the length of a current browsing "session".
What about those times when you want to preserve information (such as a user's login) for a longer period of time? This is where the wonderful world of cookies comes in! In this article we'll explore what cookies are, why they're userful, and how to use them in PHP.
The Secret Art of Cookies Series:
The Secret Art of Cookies: Part 1
The Secret Art of Cookies: Part 2
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