HTTP is known as a "stateless" protocol.
Although you cannot store much information in any one cookie, they are still useful for:
After a browser and server have completed an HTTP transaction,
no information (such as data submitted through an HTML Form) is retained. This loss of user information occurs when the user moves from page to page
in a Web site and when a user leaves one Web site for another.
And here is what is displayed on the user's browser:
<TD><%= Request.Cookies("ShirtSize") %></TD>