Cookies vs sessions

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A few months ago, I first used PHP. I researched cookies, sessions, and their distinctions in order to build a login system for my website (cookies are saved in the user's browser; sessions are stored on the server). I favored cookies back then (because who doesn't like cookies? he just said: "Who cares? I can't get a reasonable deal to keep it on my server "I, therefore, decided to use cookies for my bachelor's thesis project. However, after finishing the bulk of my software, I learned that sessions are more suitable in this specific scenario for keeping the user's ID. So I began to consider what I would respond if the jury asked me why I had chosen to utilize cookies rather than sessions. Just for that reason (that I do not need to store internal information about the user). Is it sufficient as an excuse? or is there more to it?
Could you kindly explain the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing cookies to store the user's ID?
Aug 8, 2022 in PHP by Kithuzzz
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