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A car manufacturer uses a security administration tool and grants its importers access to this tool. The following definition of "patente" is given in a ppt presentation (i.e. very little context unfortunately): Fiche descriptive d’un point de vente contenant les diverses informations nécessaires aux applications. Les utilisateurs sont rattachés aux patentes
Explanation: The definition seems to be describing at least a couple of functions of a cookie:
- information about a website (the point of sale) sent to a user browser so that it knows how to handle the site
- information about a user sent to a website so that the website knows how to handle the user
Cookies can be automatic, but are also used to filter authorised and unauthorised users and "permission" or "authorisation" might be a better 'non-IT' term to use here, depending on the audience.
I can't find any evidence of the term "patente" being used in this sense in an IT context, but the GDT gives a current meaning of "patente" as "Autorisation d'exercer certains métiers ou professions. Ex. : Patente d'aubergiste, patente d'avocat." & historically a "patent" is a (royal) letter "usually granting a favor to a particular person"
-> this would fit in with the notion of permission/authorisation that would presumably be the focus of an IT security administration tool
Melissa McMahon Australia Local time: 14:20 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4