graeme_p - 7:53 pm on Feb 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why shouldn't you be logged out? All you have to do is click the Remember Me button-- most sites have something equivalent-- and forever afterward it will read your information off a cookie so it seems as if you're logged in continuously.
If you legged in and clicked remember me, then you are logged in to the site. You seemt o be using a different definition of logged in. Mine is "the site or services knows who you are because you presented it with the correct authentication at some point".
If you're not physically on the site, is there any way to know if you're logged in?
If you would be still logged in if you went back to the site. Cookies will sometimes tell you this.
Rather than being naive I would say it is logical to assume that you are automatically logged out when you leave a site.
Logical to someone who does not know how cookies work. If you know how cookies work its obvious that this would not happen. The conversation did start with webmasters using Adsense, who ought to know how cookies work.
Also, as I said, I do not know of ANY site that logs you out when you leave. Some time out your login, others require you to do something to logout. Can anyone provide any counter examples