What are benefits and limitations of using Cookies?

 Posted by ArticlesMaint on 9/17/2009 | Category: ASP.NET Interview questions | Views: 10535

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.

Below is sample code of implementing cookies

Request. Cookies. Add (New Http Cookie (“name”, “user1”))

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