Re: how do i utilise the bbpress cookie for something else also…
By default, the alphanumeric code is an md5 hash of the bb_table_prefix that is set in config.php
For default installs this effectively makes the cookie names:
'bb_user_' . md5('bb_')
'bb_pass_' . md5('bb_')
You can override the name of the cookie by setting values for the following somewhere in config.php:
$bb->usercookie = 'my_great_user_cookie_name'
$bb->passcookie = 'my_great_pass_cookie_name'
Then provided that your website is in the same domain as your forum, you should have no trouble reading these cookies using your own code.