HTTP cookie

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Etymology[edit]

From HTTP + magic cookie.

Noun[edit]

HTTP cookie (plural HTTP cookies)

  1. (Internet) A packet of information sent by a server to a World Wide Web browser and then returned by the browser each time it accesses that server, used to maintain state between otherwise stateless HTTP transactions, for example, to identify the user.

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  • cookie (the more usual term)

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