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What is the meaning of the html tag HTTP-EQUIV "SET-COOKIE" 


The Meta Set-Cookie tag appeared to work with Netscape and it allows you to store a variable (small file) in the client web browser (as a browser cookie) for the entire session or any specified time.

A cookie is like a identification card which is unique to every visitor. The meaning is to let the website know that your visitor has returned. Don't mix up cookies with viruses. It is possible to miss use cookies if it contains personal information, but cookies itself are not harmful.

Using cookies doesn't influence your ranking with the search engines. The title of your page the keywords and the description tag do influence your ranking.


<meta http-equiv="Set-Cookie" content="name, date">

Many website, also our website, use cookies. These cookies tell us how often and how many pages you have accessed so we can conclude what information has your interest. This way we can offer you more information you are interested in and less in which you are not interested in.

Example meta tag http-equiv="Set-Cookie"


Add the following meta tag in the source of your webpage. The difference in spelling at the end of the tag is either you use     " /> = xml or "> = html.

<meta http-equiv="Set-Cookie" content="ACCOUNT=9983373;
                   path=/; expires=Thursday, 20-May-09 00:15:00 GMT">

CONTENT="name=data; path=path; expires=Day, DD-MMM-YY HH:MM:SS ZON">

Cookies can make you more efficient. Have you ever tried to made a purchase in a webshop and returned a few days later to complete the purchase and found out that your purchase was still in the basket? This is a good example of the use of cookies.

Cookies are used to store preferences and usernames or to register products and services that match your needs. 

Where should you add this SET-COOKIE tag?

You may add this meta tag to all of your webpages, so not only in the first index page. Make sure that on every page relevant meta tags are added.  Add keywords and phrases that are relevant and correspond to the text and the language on that specific page. It might be a lot of work to add specific meta tags to each page but you will notice in time that it works!


Meta tags Summary - Important SEO things to remember

We suggest that you use the Meta tags in your index.htm or index.html page. Than in all other important pages and last but not least in all the pages of your website. Make sure to put some extra effort in it, it will attract extra visitors to your web-page. Create relevant and different meta tags for each and every page.
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