Questions tagged [cookies]

A small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website.

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What is behind the sudden “Accept Cookies” notification on Web sites?

Cookies have been around for decades, and honestly, I think at least 90% of all people on the internet have no clue how they work. So why, just in the last few years, does almost every Web site I go ...
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Cookies - Should the toggles be on?

I'm not sure if the details of the cookies, GDPR policies, should be on by default or not? Is it bad or just convenient for the company? And should I have a Reject All and Accept All?
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How long do you keep your customers logged in? (sessions and authentication)

I was curious how long do you think we should keep users logged in before they're required to sign in with username and password again? I was wondering if there's any resources or studies done to ...
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Cookie banner/popup decline button

Bearing in mind that the cookie plays a lot of important roles in web experience and improvements, however, my question is why are the visitor/users of most websites with the cookie popup forced to "...
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“This website uses cookies” notices should be hardcoded on the browser instead of the website? [closed]

Everyone is annoyed by this virtually useless cookie notices scattered in majority of all websites. Should there be a new a standard that this notice be placed in the browser instead of the website? ...
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Disabled cookies - is it a viable use case to relate to?

Disabled cookies - is it a viable use case to relate to? i.e. users reaching a website with disabled cookies, should i tailor a code case for them? Notify them that they cannot use the site w/o ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...