Three Types of User Data Storage

When it comes to creating applications, user data is a key element in creating a user-friendly experience. The user’s data comprises things like settings and customizations that users create on a website platform. These details should be stored securely and protected against unauthorised access.

There are a variety of ways to save user data, however, in this article, we will concentrate on three options including Local Storage (local storage) and Session storage (session storage) and App Data. Each of these options comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, but they are all suitable for storing small quantities of data within the browser.

App data is a great way to store app-specific settings and preferences. It is crucial to keep in mind that app data does not persist so any app data that is lost when a user closes their browser, or if their browser session expires. It is also important to recognize that app data is not secured, as anyone who has the decryption key will be able to view the information. It is suggested that apps not be 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. Similar to app data however, session storage isn’t persistent. If the user deletes the browser cookies, or the session is over, all of the session data will be lost.