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What are cookies?

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What are cookies used for?

An example is when a browser stores your passwords and user ID's, or to store the contents of a shopping cart. They are also used to store preferences of start pages. Both Microsoft and Netscape use cookies to create personal start pages.

How do cookies Work?

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