Browser Cookies - A cookie is a tiny file that is sent from a website to your internet browser, and ultimately stored on your computer. A cookie stays in your browser whether you are viewing emitro or another site. Your browser can be configured to accept or reject cookies.
Sessions - These are very similar to cookies, but they are saved on the web server rather than on your computer. Sessions need to be renewed after a short time as well.
Purposes on Emitro - At the moment, we mostly only use sessions so the data is stored on our web servers. This is also safer since cookies on a browser can be manipulated while sessions cannot. Basically, the sessions keep track of who's who when you are logged in and browsing the site. It saves a small bit of data such as whether you like viewing item listings in a grid layout or listing layouts. It also saves other useful data such as what items you have in your shopping cart. We save the data in your sessions so you can log in at a later time and your items are all still in your shopping cart and the site is left the way it was when you last logged off.