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session or cookies ? who's better ?

session or cookies ? who's better ?

2 Answers

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,676 Points

Hi Hamza,

It really depends on what you need to use them for, generally now day's it's much better to use a session as it's more secure and can't be used in the same way a cookie can which is that you can access cookies both server and client side whereas a session can only be used by the server and stay alive given the browser is sending a correct session id which the server generates.

It simply depends on what you need to do.

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

As with most things the answer is... it depends. What is the goal you are trying to accomplish? While similar, cookies and sessions are not exactly the same thing. They can be used for similar purposes, but tend to offer a different set of results and user experiences.