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Why does IE toss its cookies all the time? When browsing sites, e.g. NY Times, I can see that the cookies have been created, but then a little while later they're gone and I have to log in again. It's not just the NY Times, it's everywhere. I even changed my cookies preference to "Never Ask", which I think is a bad idea, but it didn't help. Couldn't find anything at Mactopia. Does anybody know what IE's problem is?...

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    Why does IE toss its cookies all the time? When browsing sites, e.g. NY
    Times, I can see that the cookies have been created, but then a little
    while later they're gone and I have to log in again. It's not just the
    NY Times, it's everywhere. I even changed my cookies preference to
    "Never Ask", which I think is a bad idea, but it didn't help. Couldn't
    find anything at Mactopia. Does anybody know what IE's problem is?
    Dr. Guest

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    In article <050920032130255316%com>,
    "Dr. Julian E Gómez" <com> wrote:
     

    I have a similar problem. I'm wondering if it's a problem with Mac OS X
    file permissions...

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    Mark "Scunge" Wann "Big Brother is watching you;
    mailto:com.au learn to become Invisible."
    http://www.ozemail.com.au/~scunge/ - The Invisibles, #6
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    Mark Guest

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    In article <ozemail.com.au>, Mark
    'Scunge' Wann <com.au> wrote:
     
    >
    > I have a similar problem. I'm wondering if it's a problem with Mac OS X
    > file permissions...[/ref]

    I don't think so. All of IE's preference files, including both the
    ..plist and the files it keeps in its own directory, are user writable.
    Dr. Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 21:30:25 -0700, Dr. Julian E Gómez wrote
    (in message <050920032130255316%com>):
     

    I think it is defined by the NYT (for example) webmaster. They *want* your
    cookie to time-out. This is a security measure so that you *can't* stay
    logged in.

    As well as a good security measure, it reduces (I think) management of the
    web site at their end of the client/server connection if people aren't logged
    in all the time.
    --
    Dave C.
    com

    DaveC Guest

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