eForge Glossary: Cookie

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store. Alternatively, they record the user's browsing activity including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past.

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