Understanding and How Cookies Work
Cookies or what can be called HTTP cookies, web cookies, or browser cookies are data or information created by a website to be stored in a web browser, when a user is browsing that website. Cookies that have been stored in the browser can be retrieved to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Such activities are for example clicking a button, logging in, or which page the user has opened in the last month or even last year. Based on the properties described above. Cookies Function. Cookies Can Be Used To:
- Save the login username and password so that the user does not always have to fill it in when opening the page (web page). Usually a “Remember Me” or “Remember Me” checkbox will appear at the bottom of the login box.
- Record a list of items that visitors want to buy
- To record the configuration made by the user. Such as: theme color, font, language choice, etc.
- Create a session that will allow someone to go directly to other pages without having to log back in.
- To find out whether visitors have come or not to the page that is currently being opened (as used in the hit counter / counter the number of visitors on the blog).
Cookies have a lifespan, meaning that any data that you store on a user’s computer can one day be lost or destroyed. This is because that cookie has an age or period of being stored on a computer / device from the user.
Types of Cookies
The following are the types of Cookies, including:
1. Non persistent (session) cookies
A cookie which will disappear when the user closes their browser and is usually also used in a ‘shopping cart’ in an online shop / online shopping store to browse for items to be purchased,
2. Persistent cookies
Managed by a portal sites, banner/advertising media sites and so on that want to know when a user returns to their site. (for example, by providing the “Remember Me” option when logging in). These files will be stored on the hard disk / user storage media.
Of these two types of cookies store information about a URL or domain name of a site visited by the user and also some code that indicates what pages have been visited by the user. Cookies can also contain personal information from user data, for example, such as name and email address, but users can also provide information to the website through the registration/registration process. In other words, these cookies will not be able to ‘steal’ names and email addresses unless provided by the user himself. However, there is a certain code (malicious code) created for example with ActiveX control, which can retrieve information from PC/device without the knowledge of the user.
Cookies are generally less than 100 bytes, so it will not be easy to affect browsing speed. However, because generally the browser is set by default to accept a cookie, the user will not know that cookies are already on a computer that has been installed automatically.
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