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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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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.
They can either be long-term cookies that are intended to reside on your computer for several years or session cookies that only track what you do during your current interaction with a site.
session cookies and digital fingerprints, rather than broadly using static-device