Cookie

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A cookie is a text-only string of information from a website via a "response header" that a web
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A small text file sent by a website’s server to be stored on the user’s web-enabled device that is returned unchanged by the user’s device to the server on subsequent interactions. The cookie enables the website domain to associate data with that device and distinguish requests from different devices. Cookies often store behavioral information.
browser transfers to a cookie file on a client PC. The client PC browser has sole discretion to
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store these response headers from one or more websites.
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Revision as of 15:26, 29 June 2010

A small text file sent by a website’s server to be stored on the user’s web-enabled device that is returned unchanged by the user’s device to the server on subsequent interactions. The cookie enables the website domain to associate data with that device and distinguish requests from different devices. Cookies often store behavioral information.

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