Is there a function or method to get the current visitor’s idcookie in a plugin controller environment?
I have some custom data that is tied to the current visitor through the idcookie that I need to send back to the client on pageload and in order to retrieve it I need that string.
Here’s my current idea for a hack job.
Create a random number on the client side and send it to the backend as custom data. Store this as an additional field in the piwik_log_visit table. Drop this random number on the clients computer as a cookie for future access.
Load cookie, pass number to plugin, retrieve visitoridcookie and use that to send original custom data back to client for display.
I guess I could bypass everything with the idcookie and just use the random number to tie the visitor to the data but I hope there is a better way.