Persistent Cookies Stored on Hard Disk

This section describes what are persistent cookies - cookies that are stored in files on hard disk. Persistent cookies will be sent back to the server when open the browser again later.

There are two kinds of cookies: persistent cookies and temporary cookies.

A persistent cookie is a cookie stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close Internet Explorer. The cookie can be read by the Web site that created it when you visit that site again. You can use cookie.setMaxAge(s) to set the cookie to be persistent for 's' seconds.

A temporary or session cookie is stored only for your current browsing session, and is deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer. You can use cookie.setMaxAge(-1) to set the cookie to be temporary.

Other properties of a cookie object that you can set and get:

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JSP (JavaServer Pages) Overview

 Tomcat 7 Installation on Windows Systems

 JSP Scripting Elements

 Java Servlet Introduction

 JSP Implicit Objects

 Syntax of JSP Pages and JSP Documents

 JSP Application Session

Managing Cookies in JSP Pages

 What Is a Cookie?

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in JSP Pages

Persistent Cookies Stored on Hard Disk

 Persistent Cookie Test Example

 Dumping HTTP Response with Cookies

 JavaBean Objects and "useBean" Action Elements

 Managing HTTP Response Header Lines

 Non-ASCII Characters Support in JSP Pages

 Performance of JSP Pages

 EL (Expression Language)

 Overview of JSTL (JSP Standard Tag Libraries)

 JSTL Core Library

 JSP Custom Tags

 JSP Java Tag Interface

 Custom Tag Attributes

 Multiple Tags Working Together

 File Upload Test Application

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version