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Cookies and Their Importance

Anytime you are on the internet and decide to visit a webpage, there are a number of transactions which take place before the actual page is served down to you. To begin with, the page has to send your user agent to the server in order for the server which is expected to serve the page to decide on which format of the webpage it is going to send to you. If you are on a Mozilla browser, the scripts that will be activated will be relevant to only your browser and other scripts will simply remain inactive unless you decide to switch browsers to enjoy these hidden features.

Another thing that happens during the connection initiation process for visiting a website is that your browser gets an encryption protocol that is only temporary and it will be used to secure your web session. This is known as a cookie and is usually saved on your browser to enable to browser know that the connection has already been initiated and there is no need of establishing other new connections. A cookie is used for the user’s convenience and serves as a means of enabling the web server to know which connections are fresh and which web sessions have been active for longer.

There are several reasons for having web cookies to every web session that a web user initiates on the internet. One of them is the security of the browsing session and the web browser will only send down information that is relevant to the internet user. If they are on a mobile device for instance, the cookie will identify the user agent for the browser as well as the mobile device specification. This way, even the style sheets and images served down to the device are compatible and will be easily viewable on the device.

Information gets to be represented in multiple ways for internet pages and whenever the cookie has obtained information about the user’s device, the server knows how to ensure that the user gets the best browsing experience based on their specifications. It enables the secure sessions to be established and the whole web usage experience to be better tailored to the specifications of the user’s browser. In this manner, the internet user gets to have comfort, convenient and the ease of usage while interacting with the website as well as a way of tracking how much they have delved into the webpage and what is needed to make the entire experience even better.

In conclusion, cookies are the small files which are sent down to the browser whenever a web session is being established. They are useful tools which ensure that the web browsing experience makes use of information specific to the user agent of the user and not general information that leads to a dull web browsing experience. They are useful for enhancing the web experience and make the display of information on the webpage more appealing to the user and the arrangement more convenient and exciting.

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