cookie jar


1. An area of memory set aside for storing cookies. Most commonly heard in the Atari ST community; many useful ST programs record their presence by storing a distinctive magic number in the jar. Programs can inquire after the presence or otherwise of other programs by searching the contents of the jar.


2. A cracker term for the password file of a multi-user computer.


3. A file or other storage mechanism that holds HTTP cookies as part of the local data maintained by a web browser or other HTTP client, typically as part of a user profile.

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Last updated: 1997-02-12

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