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Cookies Forensics

Cookies Forensics

by Igor Mikhaylov2017-07-07

Today our attention was drawn to the article by Raj Handel “Beginner Guide to Understand Cookies and Session Managment”. First, we’ll figure out what cookie is.


Cookie is a small piece of data sent by a server to a browser and stored on the user’s computer while the user is browsing. It Allows server store and retrieve data from the client, It Stored in a file on the client side and maximum size of cookie that can stored is limited upto 4K in any web browser. Cookies have short time period because they have expiry date and time as soon as browser closed.

The setcookie() function is used for the cookie to be sent along with the rest of the HTTP headers.

Raj Handel gives in his article not only theoretical, but also practical examples, and also leads step-by-step clarifications for completeness of the picture.

Raj Chandel is a Skilled and Passionate IT Professional especially in IT-Hacking Industry. At the moment it can also be called an “Ethical Hacker”, an expert on cybersecurity, a penetration tester.



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