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$_COOKIE

(PHP 4 >= 4.1.0, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

$_COOKIEHTTP Cookies

Description

An associative array of variables passed to the current script via HTTP Cookies.

Examples

Example #1 $_COOKIE example

<?php
echo 'Hello ' htmlspecialchars($_COOKIE["name"]) . '!';
?>

Assuming the "name" cookie has been set earlier

The above example will output something similar to:

Hello Hannes!

Notes

Note:

This is a 'superglobal', or automatic global, variable. This simply means that it is available in all scopes throughout a script. There is no need to do global $variable; to access it within functions or methods.

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User Contributed Notes 3 notes

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k dot andris at gmail dot com
7 years ago
beware, dots (.) in cookie names are replaces by underscores (_)
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kiril (at) atern (dot) us
6 years ago
To clarify the previously posted note:

Dots (.) and spaces ( ) in cookie names are being replaced with underscores (_).
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axodjakov at gmail dot com
1 year ago
$_COOKIE returns an array if there are more than one cookie saved under the given key.
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