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Persistent Cookie

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:51 am

Also called a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie, a cookie that is stored on a user s hard driveuntil it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific Web site.

Compare with session cookie.