lucy24 - 10:49 pm on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
the path should be a local URI and if I try to enter -domain => 'www.example.com' into the script
Is that one command or two? All cookies use the domain and/or hostname (.example.com or www.example.com). The path is an optional extra for cookies that aren't for the whole site. Make sure you're not saying one when you mean the other.
:: grasping at straws ::
It's not reacting to the : in http: is it? I recently met a discussion of this issue in a completely different-- but cookie-related-- context.