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Q10. What is the purpose of a cookie that gets downloaded on to the clients computers, if enabled on a web browser?


A. A cookie is an executable program that runs on your computer.

B. A cookie is a plain text file that sends out client information to the corresponding Web server when enquired.

C. A cookie is a virus that need to be prevented from loading on the computer.

D. A cookie is a .dll program used for identifying the client computer.

 

  Correct Answer: B

 

Explanation:

A cookie is a plain text file that sends out client information to the corresponding Web server, usually when the client makes a visit to the Web server. Disabling Cookies may result in improperly loaded Web pages.

Below is the content of a typical cookie. This one is from the Hotmail service and has the filename jss@hotmail.msn.txt (.txt is the standard filename extension for text files):

HMP1 1 hotmail.msn.com/ 0 1715191808 32107852 1236821008 29449527 *

The codes will only make sense to Microsoft's MSN Hotmail servers.

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