loggin out

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by BengalBob, May 20, 2004.

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  1. BengalBob

    BengalBob Registered Member

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    This question is dumb compared to the serious questions you'll find on this forum but my curiousity is up. Ususally I just browse the boards, but if I have a particular question, I'll log in as I did earlier today. Well, I forgot to log out after posting. When I came back, hours later, I noticed that I was still logged in. Is there a time limit on a logged in session? When logging out I notice that it 'clears' the cookie. Is that a cookie stored on my computer? tia, Richard
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It is a cookie on your computer set by the forum. If you have the box checked at the login it will always keep you logged in and if you don't it will just keep you logged in for ninty minutes.

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  3. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, but how did you notice? You said you didn't logout and so I assume the cookie that stores your login information was still on your system. The moment you hit this site, whether an hour or 6 weeks later, if the cookie is still there it sends you login information automatically for you. (It's like the refrigerator door and the light inside - when you come here to look if you are logged in, as you arrive you are logged in again automatically unless you deleted the cookie first.)
     
  4. BengalBob

    BengalBob Registered Member

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    thanks to both bigc and lwm.
     
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