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    Difference between Session and Cookies

    What is the major difference between session and cookies?

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    Session data is stored on the server, so the client side never has direct access to it as it would if you stored the data in cookies. However, one cookie is normally used to exchange the session ID between client and server, so the server knows which session data to look at.
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