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When I "save this password" in my web browser, are the usernames and passwords stored in cookies? If not, what mechanism is it?

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Passwords are not stored in cookies, they are stored by the browser itself

Cookies can store sessions,etc. but the password text is stored in a plaintext or encrypted format by the browser

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