Recently I got a message from one of the reader of my site that what exactly is a cookie. So I decided to wire a post dedicated to it .
- A cookie is name=value pair like variable which is stored as a file(persistant cookie) and which travels automatically between every request and response.
- Cookies are based on domains(website). As long as user is working with current web site cookie will be available.
- Cookies are maintained by browser but not by server which means cookies based websites are dependent on client.
- Cookies can be created as
(i) In-memory cookie
(ii) Persistant Cookie
An In-memory cookie means as long as user is working with app it will be available – also called as Session Cookie.
Persistant cookie means it will be stored in client physical location and available online as well as offline.
Reference : Dilip Kumar Jena ( https://mstechexplore.wordpress.com )