Firefox tosses some of its cookies

November 18, 2015 at 21:37:28
Specs: Win 7
There are a few cookies that I keep when I have CCleaner
clear out cookies, including those for this forum and another
vBulletin-based forum I go to daily. Those cookies hold my
username and password so that I get logged into those fora
automatically.

I generally or always access the fora with IE. But I also use
Firefox to browse other websites. I'm finding recently that
after using Firefox for a while, then closing it and going back
to using IE to visit the OTHER forum, the OTHER forum no
longer recognizes me. The cookie for it apparently isn't found.
However, the cookie for THIS forum (computing.net) is found
and used okay. I still get logged in automatically here.

I suspect that the difference is some subtle thing with how the
cookies are written, which I don't know anything about and don't
need to know anything about. But I'm curious if anyone has an
idea just what is actually happening. It seems very wrong that
using Firefox would affect IE's ability to find a cookie that Firefox
did not access.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
November 19, 2015 at 00:31:21
"fora"

How quaint, but the plural of Forum is "Forums".

Try deleting all cookies then start afresh.


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#2
November 19, 2015 at 05:10:59
I've sometimes found that the inclusion or exclusion of www in the cookie makes a difference.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
November 19, 2015 at 08:18:07
Yes, when I first started excluding cookies from deletion I had to
try with and without the "www" in a couple of cases. Computing.net
has both. The one without is the one that contains the password.
In the case of the other forum, though, it appears to only make a
cookie without the "www". If there were two, and I was keeping
the wrong one, I should discover that right away.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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