How to get the cookie's birthday/time in PHP?
The cookie itself contains other data, so was wondering if there is a way to get the exact date and h:m:s when it was created without having to create a second cookie just to hold that information?
I searched but too much interference with the other keywords: set, time, cookie, date that's showing answers, but not to this question.
What you can do is to create an array, serialize that array to a string and store the serialized string inside the cookie:
$mycookieArray = array('cookiedata'=>'some data','creationTime'=>new DateTime()); $mycookiedata = serialize($mycookieArray);
Then, everytime you want to load the correct you have to unserialize the array from the cookiedata:
$mycookieArray = unserialize($mycookiedata);