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why trash allready saved cookies?

     
3:13 pm on Mar 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Brett, allthough i'm surfing exclusively on mac, i'm "paranoid" about cookies. I use the disable / enable cookies function of my browser a lot. P.e. every time i visit a news site that has been mentioned in a thread, i first disable cookies. Sometimes (damn, most times) i forget to re-enable them - after reloading the current WebmasterWorld window my WebmasterWorld cookie gets trashed and i have to log in again. That's sometimes a mess. Can't you make them permanent - lasting until the members deletes them manually or after xy hours / days / month? Cookies are like pets to me. I "collect" them and don't delete those that i need often. Don't kill my cookies! Freedom for cookies! ;)
4:45 pm on Mar 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you click the remember me option when you log in, it should set the cookie with a date as oppossed to session cookie
5:12 pm on Mar 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>If you click the remember me option

I don't have this option. I logged out and in again - where is it?

6:46 pm on Mar 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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hmmm I can't find it now, just deleted my cookie to see if the option would appear, but can't find it now. I though I clicked it when I logged in.

I've only had to do it once ;)

Sorry

1:53 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Best I can do on this side, is for you to edit your prefs and set the cookie duration:
www.webmasterworld.com/stickymail.cgi?action=editprefs
8:48 am on Mar 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>edit your prefs and set the cookie duration

Nah, my cookie is set to live for 3650 days ... but that doesn't stop it from getting trashed if i accidentally visit WebmasterWorld with cookies enabled. :(

May be that's just a problem on mac ...?

8:57 am on Mar 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ok, upon further review, I see the situation and I don't see a way around that Yidaki and still provide the current feature set.

There are about a hundred members that visit from both work and from home machines. We use cookies for non-logged in members to support "last read" pointers for those that do not login on a regular basis.

The short story on it is yes the pw/id cookies are zapped for non logged in members. I believe that is the right thing to do given the circumstances.

3:44 pm on Mar 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Brett, allthough it's sometimes a bit disturbing, i can live with it. Take it as a feature request for your long winter evenings. :)
 

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