Cookies enable you to store a small file on the user's computer. In it, you can include their login details so they don't have to type in their username and password each time they visit, or you can track details about where they go on your site so you can make it easier to use. You can also store information about which adverts they've seen so you can ensure all the adverts get fair exposure.
Your server can't access the information stored in a cookie, though, and it's specific to the browser and machine they're using rather than the user.
One remarkable point to note is that although this code was written in 1999 and we've seen countless browser updates since then, it still works five years later.
Download the toolkit
Navigating the toolkit:
- Overview and download
- Documentation for date functions of toolkit
- Documentation for cookie functions of toolkit
- Documentation for advert cycling functions of toolkit
- Known issues
- Syndication scripts - promote your website by syndicating its content to other sites. This tutorial shows how.