Three Types of User Data Storage

When it comes time to build applications, the data of users is a key element in creating a user-friendly experience. The user’s data comprises things like settings and customizations that users can make on a web platform. It is crucial that these information are secure and protected from unauthorised access.

There are a variety of ways to store user data, but in this post, we will concentrate on three options which are Local Storage (local storage) and Session Storage (session storage) and App Data. Each of these options has each of their advantages and disadvantages however, they are all suitable for the storage of small amounts of data within the browser.

App data is a great way to store app-specific settings and preferences. It is important to note that app data doesn’t persist, which means that all app data is lost when the user closes their browser or if their session expires. App data is not secure since anyone with a decryption code can view the information. It is recommended that app data is not used to store sensitive information 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. Like app data however, session data isn’t a permanent storage. If the user clears the browser’s cookie, or the session is over, all of the application session data will be deleted.

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