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Latest vrsion of Firefox is logging me out of sites.

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Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by resetting profile, which I do NOT want to do.

Anyone have any suggestions other than the standard ones about cookies, preference settings having to do with cookies, private browsing, deleting all cookies, deleting cookies files in profile folder, extension issues, etc?

Thank you!

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Hi, does it seem to be happening on a schedule, like every 24 hours?

Firefox recently got enabled to purge "first party" tracking cookies from various sites, including popular sites like YouTube. The purge should not occur if you have visited the site in the past 30-45 days, but there is a problem if your Firefox is set to clear history because history is used to confirm the last visit date.

To test whether this feature is causing the problem, here is how you turn it off:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste purge and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the privacy.purge_trackers.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

Please let us know whether that makes any difference for you.

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Hi, does it seem to be happening on a schedule, like every 24 hours?

Firefox recently got enabled to purge "first party" tracking cookies from various sites, including popular sites like YouTube. The purge should not occur if you have visited the site in the past 30-45 days, but there is a problem if your Firefox is set to clear history because history is used to confirm the last visit date.

To test whether this feature is causing the problem, here is how you turn it off:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste purge and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the privacy.purge_trackers.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

Please let us know whether that makes any difference for you.

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Not quite every 24 hours, but it does at least twice a day. This only started about a few weeks ago. I do have Browsing & Download History on under "clear recent history" which happens every time I close Firefox. I will try your suggestion and let you know if that works. Thank you!

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Hello, Your solution has worked! I can't thank you enough for your help in this matter! I truly appreciate it!

Many thanks, Larry

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This solution worked for me too thanks!

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