I have written a custom function to set our MAGERUNCODE based on the accept language and the uri request (beeing /). THis works fine.

Now I have 1 remaining issue. And this is when the customer uses the store switcher and 'forces' to see another language. I understand that the request storeview is then stored in a COOKIE.

Question: how can I grab the storeview from te Magento cookie (after the language switcher was used)

Many thanks, Sean

  • stackoverflow.com/questions/26128412/…
    – user2857
    Apr 24, 2015 at 11:21
  • if ($http_cookie ~ 'NAME=VALUE') { ACTION };
    – user2857
    Apr 24, 2015 at 11:32
  • or use map module the same way, to map cookie values to code
    – user2857
    Apr 24, 2015 at 11:46

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We are using the code like below. If the root (/) is requested and a store cookie was not already set, then run getLanguageRunCode and try to find a store matching your language.

The store cookie is acquired through Mage::getModel('core/cookie')->get('store')

$_storecookie = empty(Mage::getModel('core/cookie')->get('store'));
if ($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] === '/' && $_storecookie) {
  $mageRunCode = getLanguageRunCode($mageRunCode);

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