DDoSPedia is a glossary that focuses on network and
application security terms with many distributed
definitions. It provides a central place for hard to find web-scattered
definitions on this topic.
A Cookie, also known as HTTP Cookie, Web cookie or browser cookie is a small piece of data sent from the server and stored in a user’s browser that keeps track of important information regarding his or her session information for a particular site.
Cookies can be stolen or forged (especially over unencrypted wireless networks), allowing an attacker to access the cookie owner’s online accounts or other session-based information.