how can I create a 2nd/separate cookie for my app?? (i.e. and not use the session tracking cookie)

Hi,

How can I create a 2nd/separate cookie for my app (i.e. and not use the session tracking cookie). Is this possible?

Currently the timezone id I’m saving via “cookies[:tz]” gets stored ok in the application cookie (along with session_id etc), however the session cookie disappears after the browser is closed - and I don’t want to keep this session cookie “alive” longer than this.

Tks

Greg Hauptmann wrote:

Hi,

How can I create a 2nd/separate cookie for my app (i.e. and not use the
session tracking cookie). Is this possible?

Currently the timezone id I'm saving via "cookies[:tz]" gets stored ok in
the application cookie (along with session_id etc), however the session
cookie disappears after the browser is closed - and I don't want to keep
this session cookie "alive" longer than this.

Tks
  

That sound to me like the kind of thing you might want to be storing in
the users table.

I use this in my controller...

cookies[:_my_host_tz]= { :value => "PST", :expires =>
30.days.from_now, :path => "/" }

and checking in Firefox, it does create a separate cookie from the
sessions cookie.
there is a _my_host_session_id and a _my_host_tz cookie.

oh, perhaps I was misinterpreting the “see cookie info” from the web developer firefox plugin (i.e. thought it was the same cookie) - let me try this wolfmanjm - tks`

PS. How are you accessing the timezone info in your app out of curiosity?

I’ve doing the following. Any comments welcomed?

  • I’m not accessing via the cookie as if it’s not set and I set it in a before filter it remains unset until the next browser request, so what I’m doing is:

  • Application code accesses value from session, with cookie value being used when browser closed/opened.

  • When even setting timezone in app set both cookie & session.

  • BeforeFilter = Ensure that both session and cookie contains value. If cookie is nil then set it with with session value and vica versa. If both are nil then set a default in both cookie and session

Sorry I'm not actually using the cookie to store TZ info, I'm actually
using it to store last view time, but the technique for cookie storing
should be the same :slight_smile: