Can someone give me a step by step description of how cookie based authentication works? I've never done anything involving either authentication or cookies. What does the browser need to do? What does the server need to do? In what order? How do we keep things secure?
I've been reading about different types of authentication and about cookies but I would like a basic description of how to use the two together- I've only read that they are often used together but could not find a description of how.