cookieprotocol) A handle, transaction ID, or other token of agreement between cooperating programs. "I give him a packet, he gives me back a cookie". The ticket you get from a dry-cleaning shop is an example of a cookie; the only thing it's useful for is to relate a later transaction to this one (so you get the same clothes back). Compare magic cookie; see also fortune cookie. 3. (security, jargon) A cracker term for the password list on a multi-user computer. 4. (jargon) An adjective describing a computer that just became toast.
Last updated: 1997-04-14