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PHP cookies

Simply trying to set a cookie that can be read across my website.

/login/login.php sets a cookie using this code (using PHP):

This cookie can be seen from:

But not from:
/index.php or
/see.php or
/contactUs/contactUs.php etc.

It can only be seen from /login/*

I assume that this can be done... any thoughts?

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Sheldon Livingston

8/22/2022 - Mon

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P.S. just setting IsLoggedIn provides very low security, because anyone can set such a cookie in his web browser. Better set it to a random number and store that random number also in $_SESSION. Then to check the state, compare both numbers.
Sheldon Livingston

Does the time=0 make it expire after the browser closes?

Yes, time 0 means the browser keeps it until the browser is closed. Another option is time()+3600 which will make it valid for one hour, time()+24*3600 for one day.
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Sheldon Livingston

Thank you!