8.2 Some Problems with Cookies
Providing convenience to the user and added value to the site owner is the purpose behind cookies. And despite much misinformation, cookies are not a serious security threat. Cookies are never interpreted or executed in any way and thus cannot be used to insert viruses or attack your system. Furthermore, since browsers generally only accept 20 cookies per site and 300 cookies total and since each cookie can be limited to 4 kilobytes, cookies cannot be used to fill up someone's disk or launch other denial of service attacks.
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