Staying Logged In on PF: Benefits and Potential Concerns

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I have been clicking "Stay logged in" so that I don't have to enter my name and password every time I want to contribute to PF. Does this cause any problems for PF? Sometimes I am logged in for weeks at a time.
 
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No problem at all. That's why the feature exists :)
 
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I hope it doesn't cause problems, I've been logged in for years.
 
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It's a cookie on your device/devices created when you first log in with the "remember me" box checked. After that when you hit the site your browser transmits the cookie, the PF server looks at it and decides that it's as good as making you go through the username/password stuff. That costs the server absolutely nothing because you're the one who's responsible for storing the cookie.

If you ever tell your browser to clear its cookie files, or if you are coming from a new device, you'll likely be asked to log in again to get a new cookie that again will last more or less forever.
 
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Just don't do it on public/shared computers, otherwise someone else might get access to your account.
 
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gmax137 said:
Does this cause any problems for PF?
Like flies, locusts, frogs or rivers turning to blood? I wouldn't worry about that.
 
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