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You can set the cookie by pressing the button below. Exactly one cookie will be sent to your browser, it will be named thalassa_sessid; its value will consist of two tokens separated with underscore, both generated randomly, one of them changing every time you request interactive pages of the site, the other part remaining unchanged during your whole session (until you close the session explicitly or it times out). The server uses it to tell your requests from others' requests, and the changing part of the cookie's value helps to avoid unauthorized use of a cookie sniffed on its way between the server and your browser.

You can remove the cookie from your browser at any time; all interactive page of the site display a button for it. Using your browser's menus, you can see we do everything honestly.

Every session's state is stored on the server side, and (in theory) this can be used for a DoS attack (by making millions of sessions shortly). That's why we perform an against-robots check when creating new sessions.


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