Help with question about web page access

From: Ashley Carder <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 09:55:48 2004

> Actually, can you explain what advantage cookies provide?
> Is there something about cookies which they do which can't
> be done without cookies?????????????
> Sincerely yours,
> Jerome Fine

Cookies can be used to maintain information about a user one THEIR
computer. This way the user does not have to re-enter the same
information each time they visit a web site. For example, I use cookies
on some of my personal sites so that a user can tell me his/her name when
they first visit, then I drop a cookie on their system that contains their
name and they never have to enter it again. On subsequent visits I just
read for the cookie rather than asking them for their name again. I use
this to identify a particular user on some sites where I like to know who
visits, but where the site's not sensitive enough to implement a user id
and password login process. This works fine in a "non-public" computer

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