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A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is used for an origin website to send state information to a user's browser and for the browser to return the state information to the origin site. The state information can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, user's preferences, shopping cart contents, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data on the user's computer. Cookies are not software. They cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer. However, they can be used by spyware to track user's browsing activities – a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action. Cookies can also be stolen by hackers to gain access to a victim's web account. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: HTTP cookies)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'cookie' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'cookie': 33 (1.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'cookie' across all Ariadne articles: 87
  • Average number of references to 'cookie' per Ariadne article: 2.64
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'cookie': 1996-11
  • Trending factor of 'cookie': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'cookie':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. monica duke (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. dave beckett (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

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