How sessions are identified for user on server

vdsindr

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I am a java progrmaeer ,i m asked a question in interview that sessions are stored on client side in browsers / cookie files on cleint's computer then how server idetifies that i m the same user who is logged in from my own PC and I must be shown only that information that belongs to me?
Please help.
 

Zenthar

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On a side-note, is there any mechanism to prevent someone to just hijack someone's session if he gets hold of the JSessionID (which could be easy using http sniffing)?
 
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