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  1. is a token or short packet of data passed between communicating programs, where the data is typically not meaningful to the recipient program

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 27, 2008
  2. The contents are opaque and not usually interpreted until the recipient passes the cookie data back to the sender or perhaps another program at a later time

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 27, 2008
  3. often used like a ticket - to identify a particular event or transaction

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 27, 2008
  4. The name "cookie" comes from fortune cookie, because of the hidden information inside

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 27, 2008
  5. In some cases, recipient programs are able to meaningfully compare two cookies for equality

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 27, 2008
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