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What are best practices when setting session expiration for a site's login?

We recently did a survey for our website, and one of the main complaints we received is that our customers are getting logged out and need to log back in. We have a 15 minute expiration set currently ...
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Why do so many websites need to tell you about cookies?

So many websites have a banner that can be dismissed but otherwise act like a non-scrolling footer, that explains that cookies are a thing. Why is it necessary? Is there any reason why this "footer ...
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The least obtrusive cookie notification [duplicate]

We have to notify EU users about the fact that we use cookies. I'm trying to come up with a solution that impacts the user experience as little as possible. Many websites do it in a horrible way - ...
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Which Remember-Me option is the best?

Basically, there seem to be three different behaviours of "Remember Me" authentication: Definite: After a successful login, a user doesn't have to provide their credentials during a time span with a ...
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disable ALL cookie warnings [closed]

What might be an effective way to universally block or auto-accept all cookie warning banners before the web browser shows them? Eg. Does a userscript (Greasefire/Tampermonkey) exist find and thwart ...
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UK Cookie Law in 2014. Is it dead? [closed]

I'm reading lots of conflicting things about the cookie law - the law itself seems to still but intact but lots of people blogging that it's 'dead'. We're about to launch a new site. Do i still need ...
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Phrasing of persisted but tenuously editable data

Background Users can use a web app to submit content without having to create an account (similar to pastebin, imgur, and jsfiddle). If the site's cookie is cleared, they can no longer edit ...
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What UX solutions are there for the EU cookie legislation?

The EU cookie legislation http://www.out-law.com/page-10510 is rightly or wrongly are being introduced, there has been much negative comment from both legal and technical commentators - that said it ...
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Is it appropriate to rely on cookies for any non trivial site actions in practice?

Some approaches of creating a distributed fault tolerant site are much easier when relying on enabled cookies at the user side. How bad is in practice to rely on enabled cookies for user logging in ...