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Old 01-18-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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What cookies does linuxquestions send a user? Must I enable cookies to keep logged in?


I've searched as best I can on this fine site, but can't find the answer to
these related questions:

1. What specific COOKIES does the linuxquestions site send a user please, and
what is their specific purpose thanks?

I'd just like to be sure that I've nothing to worry about regarding my privacy
or anything else thankyou.

2. I have to keep re-logging in every time I link to a new a new page that
requires me to be logged in. Is this because I need to enable cookies to stop
this happening?

Thanks very much. John

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Old 01-18-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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This post not needed now. No delete-post option given me. I guess because I'm new to forum.

Last edited by winger9; 01-23-2014 at 12:14 PM. Reason: deleting this post because have corrected thread title
Old 01-18-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by winger9 View Post

What cookies does linuxquestions send a user? Must I enable cookies to keep logged in?

Every browser will show you the cookies that are currently placed on your browser. How you work through the browser menus to find the installed cookies varies widely from browser to browser. So you should be able to list what cookies linuxquestions places on your browser. When you log off from linuxquestions the linuxquestions cookies are deleted by linuxquestions.

If you do not have cookies enabled then you cannot log on because linuxquestions has to place a cookie in your browser to keep track of the fact that you are logged on. You can log off linuxquestions simply by deleting the cookie in your browser cookie list window.

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