Question: Can we store cookies at the server not client. The idea is to share cookies with others. For example like a bulletin board.
If you use a server side language to create your web page (such as .NET, JSP, PHP, Coldfusion) then the page will have access to read and write to files on the server and will also have access to the cookies belonging to the visitor who is running the script. If your server has support for databases then the page would also have access to read and write database entries. The information in the files and database can be shared with other visitors but anything inside a cookie is only accessible to the visitor the cookie belongs to. So you would need to copy the information out of the cookie into a file or database on the server in order to share it with others.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.