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What are cookies and how are they used in HTTP protocol?
Experience Level: Junior
Tags: HTTP protocolQuality Assurance (QA)
- Cookies are small text blocks that are being sent in a HTTP requests to the web server and in a HTTP response from the web server.
- Each cookie consists of key-value pair, list of all cookies is represented by the HTTP header.
- Cookie is usually created on the server (by the on-line application back-end)
- Cookie can be created on the client-side (by the browser)
- Cookies are persisted in the browser
- All cookies can be seen in Chrome DevTools
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