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Windows 7: "Always Stay Signed In" Option Never Seems To Work: Why ?


18 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
"Always Stay Signed In" Option Never Seems To Work: Why ?

Hi,

I visit several sites where there is a sign in required.
They have a box for "always stay signed in"

I check it, but it never works, and I always have to re-sign in.
Same is even true for Google stuff.

Any idea what might be preventing these always stay signed in's ?

Thanks,
Bob


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18 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Well, they want to establish a "cookie" with your Browser which provides the information needed from visit-to-visit. You must somehow have "accept cookies" turned-off or otherwise blocked for specific sites.
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18 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Check your browser settings & make sure you are not deleting cookies on exit
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18 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Followup Question, Please

Hello,

Much thanks for help; really appreciate it.

Hate to appear dumber with this stuff than I am, so will blame it on old-age.

I found various places that have the option of "allow cookies", and
also to "allow third party cookies".
I have both of these options checked to "allow...".

What I have not been able to find is an option for allowing, or not allowing, cookies to remain after leaving. Where (exactly) should I look, please ?

Thanks,
Bob
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18 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Looking at your system specs you are using Windows XP ?
another thing we need to know before we can help is what browser you are using ?

What are Cookies - Computer Cookies - WhatAreCookies.com
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18 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Either allow the cookies or use LastPass instead. It takes a small delay as you auto login. But on the plus side it's easier to avoid tracking cookies if you only allow sites you visit frequently by using the White List feature of whatever browser you are using.

For the other sites just set LastPass to auto login.
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19 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
...I found various places that have the option of "allow cookies", and
also to "allow third party cookies".
I have both of these options checked to "allow..."

What I have not been able to find is an option for allowing, or not allowing, cookies to remain after leaving...
In IE you can accept 1st party cookies and session cookies; just block the 3rd party cookies.

By definition, a cookie is something that stays behind even if you turn off the computer. That's so you can return later to a website and the website can reinstate some of your information. If the website gives you the option to stay signed in it should do that. In many cases you may have to let IE save your password when it asks if that is what you want. If it doesn't ask, you many have to reset IE: tools/internet options/advanced/reset (include personal settings).

Of course, once you reset IE, all the personal settings for all websites will be deleted and you will be starting over. That's why I use a program intended to let you delete the login information for an individual site; having done so IE will ask the question about saving the login data for just that site: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/interne..._password.html
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19 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi Folks,

This is such a great Forum, with so many of you willing to help out.
Really appreciated.

I am using Windows 7, and the latest version of Firefox.

Is it allowed to post msg's with a small pix taken with the "Snipping Tool" to show some of my present settings ?
I think my Cookie settings are (all) what was suggested, but might be a good idea for someone to verify.

Will also try that new program that was suggested.

Certainly not a big-deal, but sure would be nice if I didn't have to continually sign in
for all of these sites. Must have something set wrong, but darn if I can figure out what.

Thanks,
Bob
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19 Oct 2011   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Yes, we're big fans of the snipping tool here.....by all means attach a snip.
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19 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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