Help on Cookies
CookiesCookies are a small chunk of data (4 kbytes) which your web browser can reference each time a page is loaded. This allowes web designers to build sites which are easier to use. The WebTools cookies houses your username and login time. By referencing this data, the WebTools system can simplify your life, e.g. keeping you from re-entering username, and ensure regular timeouts (86400 seconds) so as enhance security. The content of a cookie can be easily investigated. On MIE, see the "Temporary Internet Files" directory, on Mozilla-based browsers, a Cookie Manager is provided under the Tools or Options menu.
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