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The two cookies that are used are:
1) PHPSESSID: To enable the site to recognise the same user clicking from page to page. Without it, every page would be treated as the first visit to the site, and anything added to the shopping basket would be instantly forgotten. Online shopping would, therefore, be impossible. Contains the session ID, it expires on exit.
2) Session: This is for the visitor's convenience, and is created with a copy of the initial session ID so that they can be classed as "returning" and the contents of their shopping basket will still be available. If the user signs in with an email address and password, these login details are are also saved so that they can remain logged in when returning (the password is encrypted). If the user signs out, their login details are removed from the cookie. Contains the Session ID and can also contain an email address and encrypted password. Expires after one year.