The world's first cookies…

“Mr. Montulli’s first description of cookies can still be found on Netscape’s Web site. The document describes how a relatively few bits of text can perform tasks like identifying a visitor, tracking the items he is preparing to buy and setting a date for the cookie to be destroyed. In a whimsical example drawn from Saturday morning cartoons, Mr. Montulli displayed a cookie that might be set on a customer’s computer by the fictional Acme Corporation: Cookie: CUSTOMER=WILEE COYOTE; PARTNUMBER= ROCKETLAUNCHER0001” [link]