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Posted: May 2, 2019 | by Michael Bright

A cookie in computing is a piece of information that a website stores on the visitor’s computer so that it can remember specific things about the user and device when they revisit the website at a later time.

Typically, the information a cookie store is the visitor’s preferences and device configuration. Cookies are not designed to store sensitive information such as passwords, bank details, credit card numbers, and the like even though there is nothing stopping a badly designed website from doing so.

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