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Cookie question

 
Bob Young
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I am working through Marty Hall's CoreServlets and JSP examples in the book. If I create a cookie using the default maxAge() of -1, I cannot find the cookie in the windows/cookies folder. If I create a persistant cookie then I can find the cookie. Because I cannot find the file does this imply that nonpersistant cookies are saved into memory only and not to the client hard drive? Also with the persistant cookie, if I open the file, I can only find the persistant portion (name, value) pair. Why is this? Thanks, as always.
 
William Brogden
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Cookies with a session lifetime don't have to be written to disk, but there is no standard requirement for how they are handled or how the browser stores them.
Bill
 
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