The CookieComponent is a wrapper around the native PHP
setcookie() method. It
makes it easier to manipulate cookies, and automatically encrypt cookie data.
Cookies added through CookieComponent will only be sent if the controller action
The CookieComponent offers a number of methods for working with Cookies.
The write() method is the heart of the cookie component. $key is the cookie variable name you want, and the $value is the information to be stored:
You can also group your variables by using dot notation in the key parameter:
$this->Cookie->write('User.name', 'Larry'); $this->Cookie->write('User.role', 'Lead');
If you want to write more than one value to the cookie at a time, you can pass an array:
$this->Cookie->write('User', ['name' => 'Larry', 'role' => 'Lead'] );
All values in the cookie are encrypted with AES by default. If you want to store the values as plain text, be sure to configure the key space:
$this->Cookie->configKey('User', 'encryption', false);
This method is used to read the value of a cookie variable with the name specified by $key.
// Outputs "Larry" echo $this->Cookie->read('name'); // You can also use the dot notation for read echo $this->Cookie->read('User.name'); // To get the variables which you had grouped // using the dot notation as an array use the following $this->Cookie->read('User'); // This outputs something like ['name' => 'Larry', 'role' => 'Lead']
CookieComponent cannot interact with bare strings values that contain
,. The component will attempt to interpret these values as
arrays, leading to incorrect results. Instead you should use
$key (string) – The key to check.
Used to check whether a key/path exists and has a non-null value.
Deletes a cookie variable of the name in $key. Works with dot notation:
// Delete a variable $this->Cookie->delete('bar'); // Delete the cookie variable bar, but not everything under foo $this->Cookie->delete('foo.bar');