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Seeming to require log in quite often

Midlife Nov 29, 2012 11:42 AM

I'm pretty sure I've asked this before, but a search didn't turn up my post or anything exactly on point.

It seems as if I'm having to log in quite often, even with Remember Me checked and on the same device. The timing is intermittent with no pattern I can detect so far. Does the site 'reset' or something like that? It's not a huge issue, but it IS a bit annoying for something that, on its surface, shouldn't seem to be happening.

  1. Jacquilynne Nov 29, 2012 12:18 PM

    How often is often?

    The site does log you out periodically -- I think every two weeks, but I'd have to check to be certain -- but there can also be issues with your cookies being deleted by your browser or by other clean-up software or being corrupted or lost.

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    1. re: Jacquilynne
      Midlife Nov 29, 2012 01:55 PM

      It seems like every 3 to 4 days or so. I recently got a new computer and had to be sure cookies were being accepted by my browsers other reasons, so I think I'm OK there. What other kinds of software would delete Chowhound's cookies? It seems like my banking and credit card cookies have been all set for 2 weeks or more, but I just had to log in here again today.

      1. re: Midlife
        Jacquilynne Nov 29, 2012 04:18 PM

        Some ad-blockers, spyware detectors, and privacy programs will remove cookies. They may be browser add-ons (or settings), or separate programs.

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