View Full Version : Physical location of cookies created by setCookie() function, and expiry

08-25-2007, 05:43 PM
I am not able to locate the cookies created by the setCookie function. They are not in the standard IE folder where temporary Internet files and cookies are placed. Does anyone know where I search, or how I trace them?

Also, I created cookies using this command:

$string_to_check = $type."_".$pid;
setCookie("$string_to_check", "1", time()+30*1);

The cookie doesn't expire in 30 seconds - in fact, it doesn't seem to expire at all.

One of the reasons that I want to see the actual cookies is to see what the expiration time is being set to.

I'd be quite grateful for any pointers. Thank you very much for your time!

08-25-2007, 05:47 PM
You do realise that time()+30*1 is identical to time()+30 don't you?

08-26-2007, 08:56 AM
Oh yes :). It was 60*60, then it became 60*5 etc as I kept testing...

08-26-2007, 09:13 AM
Also, I just noticed that my code works in FF but not in IE. That is, the cookie expires in FF in 30s, but not in IE. But I do not see the actual cookie in FF either (when I do Tools -> Options -> Show Cookies).

08-26-2007, 02:22 PM
I just figured that my IE cookie expires in about 9 hours and 33 minutes though I set it to expire in 30 seconds. Cannot figure out why :(.

08-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Okay, so I figured this out. The time zones in the client machine and the server were different. I set them both to the exact same time and zone, and IE too started working.

For anyone who needs to do the same on a Linux box (change the time zone):