Blog Entry – Web Cookie? Yes, please!

What is the purpose of a cookie in a web browser?

In computing, a cookie is a small string of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser.  A cookie consists of one or more name-value pairs containing bits of information such as user preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or other data used by websites.

A cookie can be used for authenticating, session tracking (state maintenance), and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences or the contents of their electronic shopping carts.

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