Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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Running under mod_perl, the cookies are cached by CGI.pm. If those values change they are ignored in preference to the cached versions. I now call CGI::Cookie->fetch directly. A shame the CGI pod page doesn't mention it though. Might have saved me a weeks worth of tweeking.