Beginners Guide to Cookies in ASP.NET

Cookies are small files temporarily created on the client’s system or browser memory. In ASP.NET cookies are used for state management and mostly to store small pieces of information in a client system whenever needed. The most interesting thing about cookies is that it works transparently with the user and can be easily read in anywhere in your web application.

 

Cookies are stored in plain text format. If the application uses cookies, the server sends it and the browser will store it. Examples of where cookies are stored are for keeping user preferences in a specific site, remember a password, and store user information. Cookies have a lot of advantages and disadvantages.

Read this post to learn more about cookies: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/31914/Beginner-s-Guide-To-ASP-NET-Cookies

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