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cook·ie / ˈkoŏkē/ • n. (pl. -ies) 1. a small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp. 2. inf. a person of a specified kind: a tough cookie with one eye on her bank account. 3. Comput. a packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.

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cookie in North America, a sweet biscuit; the Cookie Monster, a member of the Muppets, was a large blue friendly creature characterized by its sweet tooth and voracious appetite.

In computing, cookie is a packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.
the way the cookie crumbles how things turn out. It is often used retrospectively, to suggest that the position is undesirable but unalterable.

See also fortune cookie.

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Cookie ★★½ 1989 (R)

Light comedy about a Mafia don's daughter trying to smart mouth her way into the mob's good graces. A characterdriven vehicle, this plot takes a backseat to casting. Wiest is superb as Falk's moll. 93m/C VHS . Emily Lloyd, Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Jerry Lewis, Brenda Vaccaro, Ricki Lake, Lionel Stander, Michael V. Gazzo, Adrian Pasdar, Bob Gunton, Rockets Redglare, G. Anthony “Tony” Sirico; D: Susan Seidelman; W: Alice Arlen, Nora Ephron; M: Thomas Newman.

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cookie A small file placed on a user's hard disk by a server, containing details about the user's use of the Web site. It is returned to the server whenever the browser accesses the site. Most browsers allow the user to refuse cookies or to limit the time for which they are stored. In general, cookies help the user and in some cases they are essential. For example, if the user is buying a number of items on-line, then a cookie is necessary for the server to keep track of items from different pages placed in a “shopping cart”.

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cookie See biscuit.

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cookie XVIII. — Du. koekje, dim. of koek cake.