You want to create a cookie.
You can use this method to generate a new cookie. Keep in mind, this does not send a cookie to the user, it simply creates a cookie object.
To create a simple cookie, which will expire at the end of the user's session.
$cookie = Cookie::make($name, $value);
To create a cookie that won't expire for 60 minutes, add a third parameters.
$cookie = Cookie::make($name, $value, 60);
Of course, you can pass all the normal cookie parameters.
$cookie = Cookie::make($name, $value, $minutes, $path, $domain, $secure, $httpOnly);
What should you do with the cookie?
Well, normally, you'd send it the user. Additional recipes coming for this.