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How are Session Cookies created? As a web developer you don't  write code to create them. They are created automatically correct?

If automatically, how so? What creates them?
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Normally, the IIS web server creates a 'session cookie' for any page request where one is not already set.  Although this page is about older versions of IIS, it has the basic info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244465/EN-US   You can find a lot more detailed info about newer versions and setting the 'parameters'.
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Can you modify a session cookie?
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I suppose you can.  But, since the purpose of the cookie is to identify a session, if the web server encountered a modified cookie that didn't correspond to a current session, it would overwrite it on the next page request.  This is what the info for a session cookie looks like.
ASP Session Cookie
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If it's the session data you want to modify, that is not in the cookie.  That is in the files on the server that are identified by the info in the cookie.  If you save info in session variables and then change the Content in the session cookie, you will loose the info in the session variables because the session id will be wrong.
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