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rODbegbie

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Post Posted December 13th, 2002, 2:51 pm

Cookies in Phoenix seem to be disappearing after about a week. I have to relogin to Slashdot, or tell the BBC News site that I'm not in the Uk, roughly every 7 days.

Is this a common dumb thing that I just have set wrong? Or something more sinister?

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Post Posted December 13th, 2002, 3:07 pm

Maybe those cookies are set to expire after one week? You can check this in the Cookie Manager. If they're not set to expire and the disappearing is not connected to a crash or something similar, it could be a bug. If not, well...

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Post Posted February 4th, 2003, 1:16 pm

Me too. 12/28 build, win2k.

Cookies that I have saved in IE that never expire seem to not stick after a few days in Phoenix. I noticed the same thing in mozilla 1.2.1 also. In both browsers, it seems to have happened only after I had been using the browser for a good period of time, like a month or so, so I thought it might be a cache issue, but clearing the cache doesn't seem to help.
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Post Posted February 4th, 2003, 1:26 pm

rODbegbie wrote:Is this a common dumb thing that I just have set wrong? Or something more sinister?

Actually, I saw something like this a few months back where Mozilla at work (Tru64 Unix) seemed to "forget" cookies every time I quit Mozilla (or restarted due to a crash). I even copied the cookie* files from my profile at home (where this didn't happen) to my work system. Same behavior.

It wasn't a bug in Mozilla, after all!

It turned out that the "privoxy" proxy filter that I had ported to Tru64 was changing all cookies to session cookies "quietly" for me, so when I exited Mozilla, Mozilla "correctly" deleted the session cookies.

So... do you have some sort of proxy that might be filtering cookies for you?
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rODbegbie

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Post Posted February 4th, 2003, 2:35 pm

hackworth wrote:Cookies that I have saved in IE that never expire seem to not stick after a few days in Phoenix.


Precisely. And I've checked in the Privacy window, and Phoenix is aware that the expiration date is set to 2036, say. It'll stick around for a week, then disappear. I've not noticed any kind of logic or reason as to when this happens.

Anyone else seeing this?

rOD.

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Post Posted February 4th, 2003, 5:45 pm

I've seen it a few times in Phoenix actually, although I'd ignored it up until now...

As an aside though, once upon a time I was having sever problems with cookie management, and it ended up being because my system clock was set to about thirty years in the future... :)

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Post Posted February 11th, 2003, 12:53 pm

Same problem for me

But it's even more evil than that. It remembers the cookies on some sites but if i click a PHP script link for instance or try to post a POST form it doesnt send the cookies => Can't post on certain boards anymore.

that sucks, anyone has the same problem?
cu,
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Post Posted February 11th, 2003, 10:42 pm

Same with me. But only in Windows ( I´m using the 12/28 build, Linux and Win ).

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Post Posted February 11th, 2003, 11:22 pm

Aldreis wrote:Same with me. But only in Windows ( I´m using the 12/28 build, Linux and Win ).

No wonder I haven't run into that problem. ;)

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Post Posted February 12th, 2003, 7:34 am

Aldreis wrote:Same with me. But only in Windows ( I´m using the 12/28 build, Linux and Win ).


Yep Windows for me too.
Can anyone post a bug for that on bugzilla and post the link here?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2003, 9:54 am

Clearing the cookies does NOT solve the problem (they're not sent any longer directly after i login or sent incorrectly? no idea)

bye,
Storm

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Post Posted March 24th, 2003, 5:44 pm

Hi, just pushing this thread back up to see if anyone knows of any progress made on this issue? The latest version of phoenix I have running is the march 4th build, I believe, and I am still having this problem. I love phoenix, but this problem is making me use Mozilla instead. :/

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Post Posted March 24th, 2003, 9:33 pm

I have never had a cookie problem on Windows 2K ever through several nightlies since 12/28.
Crashes kill favicons (& cache) but cookies are rock-solid. I even copy my cookie file to new build profiles w/o seeing a problem. I would suspect something else [privoxy-like] is doing this to you. Work/home? Proxy? Um, IE/Internet Options Control Panel could be doing this?

Seems like a major annoyance that's worth solving if it affects so many people....

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Post Posted March 25th, 2003, 10:39 pm

It is very annoying. I am using it at home, no proxy. What in the IE/Internet Options Control Panel could affect this? Anti-Virus software (norton AV 2002) wouldn't do this, would it?

I've been using mozilla1.3 for the past 3 weeks, and the problem is just now starting to show up there, too. same old story, works fine for a while, the kaput. it's like it gets "full" and wont' accept new cookies without dumping old ones, or somthing.

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Post Posted March 25th, 2003, 11:50 pm

hackworth wrote:It is very annoying. I am using it at home, no proxy. What in the IE/Internet Options Control Panel could affect this? Anti-Virus software (norton AV 2002) wouldn't do this, would it?

I've been using mozilla1.3 for the past 3 weeks, and the problem is just now starting to show up there, too. same old story, works fine for a while, the kaput. it's like it gets "full" and wont' accept new cookies without dumping old ones, or somthing.


Cookies are a delicious delicacy. The little Cookie Monster inside your computer has his furry, blue torso-bag filled with crumbs and can eat no more.

I've had both Px & Moz (well, mostly mozmail) do some dag nasty dataloss acts when they don't close "right" but I have also had many perfect recoveries too. Maybe it's fake-closing? Check the Task Manager to make sure it has gone away.

I don't actually know of a Windows setting that could cause something this sporadic yet predictable. Norton Anything is not welcome on my computer. So....

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