The cURL standing for Client URL refers to a library for transferring data using various protocols supporting cookies, HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP3, HTTPS (with SSL Certification), etc. This example will illustrate how to get cookies from a PHP cURL into a variable. The functions provide an option to set a callback that will be called for each response header line. The function will receive the curl object and a string with the header line. Along with their purpose, required for this example are described below:
- curl_init(): Used to initialize a curl object.
- curl_setopt(object, parameter, value): Used to set the value of parameter for a certain curl object.
- curl_exec(object): Used to execute the current curl session. Called after setting the values for desired curl parameters.
- preg_match_all(regExp, inputVariable, OutputVariable): Used to perform a global regular expression check.
Example 1: This example illustrates how to fetch cookies from www.amazon.com
Note: Each website has its own format of storing cookies according to its requirements. Therefore, any specific format is not available for cookies.
Example 2: This example illustrates how to fetch cookies from www.google.com
Note: Personal data is blurred out.