Who invented cookies?
(or) Where did the term cookie come from?
Cookies were originally invented by Netscape to give 'memory' to web servers and browsers. The HTTP protocol, which arranges for the transfer of web pages to your browser and browser requests for pages to servers, is state-less, which means that once the server has sent a page to a browser requesting it.
Cookies were invented to solve this problem. A cookie is a well-known computer science term that is used when describing an opaque piece of data held by an intermediary.