Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   34 times

I'm wondering if I can delete all my website's cookies when a user click on logout, because I used this as function to delete cookies but it isn't work properly:

setcookie("user",false);

Is there a way to delete one domain's cookies in PHP?

 Answers

56

PHP setcookie()

Taken from that page, this will unset all of the cookies for your domain:

// unset cookies
if (isset($_SERVER['HTTP_COOKIE'])) {
    $cookies = explode(';', $_SERVER['HTTP_COOKIE']);
    foreach($cookies as $cookie) {
        $parts = explode('=', $cookie);
        $name = trim($parts[0]);
        setcookie($name, '', time()-1000);
        setcookie($name, '', time()-1000, '/');
    }
}

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.setcookie.php#73484

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
anjan
answered 7 Months ago
91

You're supposed to give a UNIX timestamp of when the cookie will expired (calculated since the epoch) as the third argument to the function call.

The time the cookie expires. This is a Unix timestamp so is in number of seconds since the epoch. In other words, you'll most likely set this with the time() function plus the number of seconds before you want it to expire. Or you might use mktime(). time()+60*60*24*30 will set the cookie to expire in 30 days. If set to 0, or omitted, the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when the browser closes).

I suggest you read the documentation for setcookie.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
 
samayo
answered 5 Months ago
12
function getSubclassesOf($parent) {
    $result = array();
    foreach (get_declared_classes() as $class) {
        if (is_subclass_of($class, $parent))
            $result[] = $class;
    }
    return $result;
}

Coincidentally, this implementation is exactly the one given in the question linked to by Vadim.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
 
ericstumper
answered 5 Months ago
76

Make sure you have a domain that is known by both server and client. echo $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] should tell you the exact same domain that your browser has. If not, cookie will not be accepted by the browser.

Make sure your server and client time is perfectly correct. Browser will reject a cookie with a wrong datetime.

Do not write any other code and just do:

<?php
$cookie_name = "user";
$cookie_value = "John Doe";
setcookie($cookie_name, $cookie_value, time() + (86400 * 30), "/"); // 86400 = 1 day 
// expiration
echo date("H:i:s d.m.Y")."<br>";
echo $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']."<br>";
var_dump($_COOKIE);
?>

and refresh the page twice.

Also check out manual at: https://www.php.net/manual/en/features.cookies.php

Saturday, May 29, 2021
 
mattltm
answered 5 Months ago
48

Using the in-php-array-is-the-duct-tape-of-the-universe way :P

function get_all_substrings($input, $delim = '') {
    $arr = explode($delim, $input);
    $out = array();
    for ($i = 0; $i < count($arr); $i++) {
        for ($j = $i; $j < count($arr); $j++) {
            $out[] = implode($delim, array_slice($arr, $i, $j - $i + 1));
        }       
    }
    return $out;
}

$subs = get_all_substrings("a b c", " ");
print_r($subs);
Friday, July 30, 2021
 
Marcelo
answered 3 Months ago
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