I'm trying to do a simple display integration between two websites.
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All I want to do is show a "Hello John, Return to Client Area" message.
I'm looking for some advice on whether you think it's acceptable to store information such as a first name and e-mail address in a cookie?
I need first name for "Hello [Name]" and email for a gravatar. I could pre md5 the gravatar, or add the gravatar url to the cookie, however its a similar premise either way.
This information will be useless, so changing it won't be able to do anything malicious.
I know i could simply create a [logged in = true] cookie that shows return to user area. However i feel the other way gives a better illustration of being logged in.