What is the meaning of a Persistent Cookie in PHP?

A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored in a cookie file permanently on the browser's computer. As we know cookies are small text files which are as a matter, of course, temporary cookies which stored only in the browser's memory. When the browser is closed, temporary cookies will be erased from the memory.

When to use persistent cookies −

  • Temporary cookies can not be used for tracking long-term information.
  • Persistent cookies can be used for tracking long-term information.
  • Temporary cookies are safer because no programs other than the browser can access them.
  • Persistent cookies are less secure because users can open cookie files to see the cookie values.

Updated on: 29-Jun-2020


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