What are the differences between cookie, local storage and session storage?

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What are the differences between cookie, local storage and session storage?

Below are some of the differences between cookie, local storage and session storage:

FeatureCookieLocal storageSession storage
Accessed on client or server sideBoth server-side & client-sideclient-side onlyclient-side only
LifetimeAs configured using Expires optionuntil deleteduntil tab is closed
SSL supportSupportedNot supportedNot supported
Maximum data size4KB5 MB5MB

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