What is the different between cookies and session in php?
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Answer / sri harsha
cookies are stored in client machine and session are stored
in server machine.
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Answer / deepinder
- stored on CLIENT machine
- amount of data to be stored is LIMITED
- it can only store STRINGS
- quite FASTER than a session
- stored on SERVER machine
- amount of data to be stored is NOT LIMITED
- it can store OBJECTS
- quite SLOWER as compared to cookies
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Answer / vivek srivastava
Sessions: are basically tokens which are generated when a
user proceeds with a login mechanism. Each time when a user
logged into a website a new and unique token is generated
and it will destroyed whenever he/she logged out from that
site or power goes off. However, session information is
temporary and will be deleted after the user has left the
Cookies:are temporary files which are store in users hard
disk. A cookie is often used to identify a user. Suppose a
user enters into a website and without logging off he/she
closed the page, next time when he/she open the page he/she
found himself/ herself logged in. This is because of
cookies, they store the user information. We can set the
cookies by <b>setCookie()</b> function. The syntax if
setCookie function is <b>setCookie(name, value, expire,
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Answer / sudheer
Both are stoarage purpose but session is server side &
cookie is client side.
in cooke omly data will store but in sessions objects as
well as data stored.
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keeping track of client request to a webserver from a
browser instance with in a predefined time is called as
we can perform the session tracking in 4 ways.
1) Hidden fields
2) Url rewriting
4) Session/Http server sessions
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Answer / jeet
1. Session Stored data at server and session_id (PHPSESSID)
at client side(browser). Cookies stored data at client
side(browser) and each time the same computer requests a
page, it will send the cookie too.
2. Sessions are more secured than cookies as data stored at
3. Sessions can not be blocked by user from browser while
cookies can be.
4. For login Sessions fail as data is served by multiple
servers ( absence of load balancing ) while cookies do not
as stored at cliet.
5. Sessions amount of data to be stored is NOT LIMITED.
Cookies amount of data to be stored is LIMITED.
6. Sessions can store OBJECTS. Cookies can only store STRINGS.
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Answer / shivani modi (msc.cs)
A cookie is a small information that retained on the client
machine, either in rthe browser's application memory or as
a small file written to the user's hard disk.It contains
setting a cookies means associating a value with a name and
storing that pairing on the client side..
Getting or reading a cookie means using the name to retrive
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Answer / ritu
Cookies is an object but session is a process
cookie is an identifier stored on client.session is used
for storing data on the server between client requests.
cookies are stored in client mechine.session are stored in
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Answer / abhishek asati
1.Cookies are stored in client side.
Session are stored in server side.
2.Cookies stored limited amount of data.
Session stored unlimited amount of data.
3.Cookies can only store string. Session can store object.
4.We could be save cookie for future reference but session
couldn't. When user close their browser, they also lost the
5. Cookies quite faster than a session.
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