Following up on this question: Prescribed way to set cookies (from plugin or Twig) the following works great.

craft()->userSession->saveCookie($cookieName, $data, $duration);

I can see Location being set as my cookie in the Application Log but when I try to use {{ craft.request.getCookie('location') }} It returns blank.

What am I missing here?

Edit - Upon closer inspection it doesn't look like saveCookie is working correctly either. I see location from when I was using setFlash but I need the data to persist even if the page is reloaded.


You should probably be using something like this:

    $cookie = new HttpCookie($name, $value);
    $cookie->expire = time() + 3600;

    craft()->request->getCookies()->add($cookie->name, $cookie);

Setting whatever properties you want on HttpCookie.

Using UserSessionService->saveCookie is meant mainly for Craft's session identity cookie, so it has some security checks it goes through saving the cookie that craft.request.getCookie('location') is probably failing.

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    Dear Brad - you're my hero. Nov 5 '14 at 19:15
  • Does this work in Craft 3? I'm setting a cookie using js-cookie and it's not returning anything in my twig templates.
    – biko
    Aug 8 '18 at 5:42
  • I went for a plugin instead and it's working nicely in Craft 3: github.com/nystudio107/cookies
    – biko
    Aug 8 '18 at 6:08

I wrote a plugin similar to lj_cookies that accomplishes this for both regular and craft secure cookies: Cookies



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