Definition - What does Persistent Cookie mean?
A persistent cookie is a data file capable of providing websites with user preferences, settings and information for future visits. Persistent cookies provide convenient and rapid access to familiar objects, which enhances the user experience (UX).
A persistent cookie is also known as a stored or permanent cookie.
Techopedia explains Persistent Cookie
Persistent cookies facilitate setting the following preferences:
- Favorites or internal bookmarks
- User authentication
- Login details
- Menu preferences
- Theme selection, if applicable
- Language preferences