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session cookie

A small amount of text stored in the user's computer that is created by the website the user is visiting. Used to keep track of the user, the cookie remains in the computer until the user closes the browser. See cookie.
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Considering this overall number--16,555, the following findings have been considered in our research: 3 times more third-party cookies as opposed to first-party cookies; 2302 session cookies and 14,253 persistent cookies; 22 sites used more than 100 cookies (in media and e-commerce sectors); 3 first party cookies with 7,985 years duration (expiry date in 9999); 415 sites set 8,472 third-party cookies; only 7 web sites were with no cookies (public sector); 59% used the banner to notify the users, while 39% used the link method, and 29% (116 websites) used no notification means; 57% of the websites provided sufficient level of information to the data subjects/users.
Principle of Integrity: If session cookies can be intercepted in transit, unauthorized users can assume someone's identity and alter the information on that system.
The approach can also be used to steal session cookies, allowing the takeover of webmail accounts.
This will allow your browser to only accept temporary session cookies while you interact with certain sites; otherwise many sites will deny you access.