What are benefits and limitations of using Cookies?

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.NET INTERVIEW QUESTIONS - What are benefits and limitations of using Cookies?

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Following are benefits of using cookies for state management :-
* No server resources are required as they are stored in client.
* They are light weight and simple to use


Following are limitation of using cookies :-
* Most browsers place a 4096-byte limit on the size of a cookie, although support for 8192-byte cookies is becoming more common in the new browser and client-device versions available today.
* Some users disable their browser or client device’s ability to receive cookies, thereby limiting the use of cookies.
* Cookies can be tampered and thus creating a security hole.
* Cookies can expire thus leading to inconsistency.

Following is an example code for implementing cookies:-
Request.Cookies.Add(New HttpCookie(“name”, “user1”))

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