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Hackernoon logoWhy We Call Cookies Cookies by@surveillancetokens

Why We Call Cookies Cookies

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@surveillancetokensMost People Call Me "Cookies"

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The inventor of the cookie, Lou Montulli, confirmed via email that "Cookies are named after the computer science term "magic cookie.""

And what is a Magic Cookie?

If Cookies were called surveillance tokens, I imagine they'd be less widely accepted as web development magic.

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