How can I store things on the browser?
The traditional web browser is a “thin client” which interacts with a web server. The user’s virtual shopping trolley is kept on the web server, and the browser gets/sets it with HTTP requests. But today’s browsers support “fat” clients; web applications can store state on the local browser. There are lots of ways to store this state! Let’s look at some of them:
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