PHP Sessions

I've asked a previous question on PHP sessions: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/PHP/Q_28447891.html

Why is my PHP session cookie's lifetime is not being updated with each page refresh even though I can see the session information on the server is being extended?

This is using CakePHP but to my knowledge it uses PHP sessions.
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Asked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
A session cookie's lifetime is 0, zero, which tells the browser that it is a 'session cookie' and should be 'expired' when the browser closes all windows and exits.  There isn't anything to update if it is set as a session cookie.  

This is entirely independent of the session timeout on the server which is reset with every page request.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:
Ok then it's not a session cookie in that sense.  This is a cookie that represents a session on the server.  It has an expiry that I need to be updated so that the user is not halfway through doing something when the session expires.  It should update the cookie with a new timeout with every page refresh.

think of it like a "remember me" cookie.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:
In the end I'm just setting the cookie manually outside of the CakePHP configuration.  It regenerates on every page load and is set to expire in one year.

setcookie('CAKEPHP', $this->Session->id(), time()+60*60*24*365, '/');

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RobOwner (Aidellio)Author Commented:
Overriding the cookie works the way I want it to.
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