Having to log in every time..

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    For the past several days, every time I visit the forum I have had to log in.

    I have checked all the normal internet settings ( allow cookies etc ) but still I have to log in on each visit

    I 'infest' several other forums and indeed run two that use VB, but this is the only forum I am having this issue with

    Has something changed or have I got to dig deeper on my own machine to figure it out ?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    When we beefed up our security after the hacker attacks over Christmas, part of the fix was to change our cookie salt, which is a piece of code which is attached to your cookie so that we can remember and verify you. If you are having problems with logging in then you must clear your browser of the old cookie so you can collect a new one that will remember you. Follow the steps below, its simple procedure and I hope it helps.

    How to clear cookies

    1. Close all browser windows/tabs except for one with fun on.
    2. IMPORTANT- Logout of fun, using the logout button ( top right)
    3. Close the final browser window
    4. Delete cookies, (See how to clear cookies >here)
    5. Log back in and make sure you check the "Remember me?" box
     
  3. 6pm Cowboy

    6pm Cowboy Read Only Funster

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    The trouble with clearing cookies is that it clears all of them rather than just the 'fun' ones...... which means you will have to remember your logins etc everywhere else as well.

    May be better to find your cookie store and just delete the 'fun' one.
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Yes the the cookies to delete are prefixed "motorhomefun" or "BB"

    I clear ALL mine out regularly, its not clever to keep them indefinitely. But then I do not rely on them for logins. I use RoboformPro which is probably the best bit of software I ever bought, it handles every login I have and it doesn't care what browser I'm using.
     
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Cheers Jim,
    I use 4 different browsers ( have to check htm coding works ok in the 4 most commonly used progs ) so will zap the whole lot just in case they 'cross talk cookies'.. Unlikely but might as well make sure !
    Appreciate the answer Jim... ta :Smile:
     
  6. LazyRover

    LazyRover Read Only Funster

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    Whilst I can login using Firefox(3.5.7) under XP, I cannot login when using Firefox(3.5.7) or Safari(4.0.4) under OSX (10.6).

    I've cleared all cookies, rebooted endless times, disabled/edbled all extensions etc etc etc

    I've finally had enough switching machines:Smile: any (relevant) suggestions?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    I had similar problems on OSX with Firefox and have now switched to Camino .. IMO far better suited to OSX than Firefox It was developed specifically for OSX

    http://caminobrowser.org/

    If you haven't tried, give it a whirl and see how you get on..

    On Vista I've found Chrome works best

    hth

    jim
     
  8. Tony Lee

    Tony Lee Read Only Funster

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    If you log out using the button at the top, I think the cookie will be cleared. Try logging in and then just close the browser window/tab when you have finished rather than logging out.
     
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