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Chapter 22. SHOCKWAVE AND INTERNET ACCES... > USING SHOCKWAVE PREFERENCE FILES (CO...

USING SHOCKWAVE PREFERENCE FILES (COOKIES)

Suppose that a Shockwave movie were to ask users for their names and then use their names throughout the presentation. It would be nice if, when a particular user returns to the page later, the movie remembered the user's name. This sort of thing can be done with preference files.

A preference file is just a small text file that can be stored on the user's computer. It is actually placed in the user's browser's file space, separate from the user's other files for security reasons.


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