Science U Cookie Details
OK, here are all the gory details:
- Each interactive page at Science U sends a cookie called
SUCLIENTID to your browser. The value of this cookie is set
at random when you visit the first such page at Science U; it's
a unique 11-digit integer that identifies your session.
- Once the SUCLIENTID cookie has been set on your computer,
your browser sends it to the Science U web server each time it
requests a new page. The Science U server uses this number to
store and retrieve things in its database --- things like images
that you save, preferences you set, and so on.
- When you create a Science U
locker, the Science U software stores your locker name along
with your particular SUCLIENTID value. When you "open"
your locker, Science U looks up the SUCLIENTID value
associated with your locker name, and sends a command to your
browser to set its SUCLIENTID cookie to that value.
When you "close" your locker, Science U simply clears your
browser's SUCLIENTID cookie setting, which causes a new
value to be generated the next time you visit an interactive
page at Science U.