Bug ID: 62884
           Summary: VisualEditor: Prefer HTML5 Web Storage over cookies
                    for state not needed server-side
           Product: VisualEditor
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: performance
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Technical Debt
       Web browser: ---
   Mobile Platform: ---

Cookies can be HTTP-only, but there is no JS-only flag. So any cookies we set,
are sent to the server in every request.

All these have the following header when enabling

Cookie: alphawikiUserID=1; alphawikiUserName=Root; alphawiki_session=*;

By using Web Storage (e.g. localStorage or sessionStorage) we keep it out of
the http stack, and read/writes themselves after faster with localStorage as

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