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Three Types of User Data Storage

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User data is an essential element of a successful user interface when it comes down to creating applications. User data can include things like settings and customisations that users apply to a website platform. It is essential that these data are safe and secure from unauthorized access.

There are many ways to protect user data but in this post, we will focus on three options which are Local Storage (local storage), Session Storage (session storage) and App Data. Each option has their own advantages and disadvantages but they’re all suitable for the storage of tiny amounts of data in the browser.

App data is a great way to store preferences and settings specific to apps. However it is important to keep in mind that data from apps is not a permanent record, which means that when a user closes their browser or their session expires, any app data will be deleted. It is also important to note that app data isn’t safe, since anyone with a decryption key will be able to view the data. It is recommended that apps not be used to store sensitive data, such as passwords.

Session storage is similar to app data in that it is also application-specific, but it is a lot more scalable and allows for a much larger amount of data to be stored. However, unlike app data, session storage is not permanent, so if a user deletes their browser’s cookie or the session ends, all of the application’s session data will be lost.

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