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Used for authentication after login. This holds the necessary data to (re)login a previously authenticated user.

Importance: necessary for anyone who needs to log in
Typical content: encrypted username and password
Expires: in a year 1)


Used for remembering helpful user preferences, like the size of the editor textarea.

Importance: functional
Typical content: name/value pairs in plain text
Expires: in a year


The standard PHP session identifier. Used to hold temporary data and to avoid CSRF attacks.

Importance: necessary
Typical content: random ID
Expires: at the end of the browser session

if “Remember me” was checked when logging in, otherwise: at the end of the browser session