Cookie: Food Item
In the US, a small, flat baked cake. It can be baked until crisp or only long enough that it stays soft, depending on the type of cookie. Some types of cookies are:
franchise stores in the US that specializes in fresh cookies.
Cookie: Data token
In computer programming, a magic cookie or cookie is a token or short packet of data passed between communicating programs, where the data is typically not meaningful to the recipient program. The contents are opaque and not usually interpreted until the recipient passes the cookie data back to the sender or perhaps another program at a later time. The cookie is often used like a ticket - to identify a particular event or transaction. An HTTP cookie is a type of magic cookie.
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