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logged in websites are not remaining logged in, must re-log in every few hours

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hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, even if i leave the browser opened and come again back later.

I've been using firefox for ages now and never really had this issue. It has only starting happening only recently, since early this week or last week the most.

I've also manually cleared all cookies/log in etc and updated firefox to the latest version maybe it helps, but nothing changed.

Please note that I do not clear history/active log in etc neither it is set up to do it automatically when i close browser also i do not have any 3rd party apps that forbid cookies. I had a firefox addon before but disabled it maybe it was interfering, but it still didnt resolve the problem.

any help much appreciated as it is getting quite irritating. Thanks in advance Lee

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The bug that prevents cookies from getting purged when certain conditions like clearing history or site preferences (permissions) are met has been uplifted to Firefox 83, you you shouldn't experience it even with the pref enabled.


  • Bug 1672394 - Purging logs user out of some sites (e.g. Twitter / Google) every day when clearing history on shutdown is enabled (summary in comment 20)
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Same issue, but appears to be just on YT in Win7. see screenshot.

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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Appears to be a YT issue, I tried to click on the same login as firefox and get a 405 error. see screenshot

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But still get errors in Firefox when trying to comment, but not in Chrome. see screenshot

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Clear the Cache and remove the Cookies for websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Options/Preferences).

"Remove the Cookies" for websites that cause problems:

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Data"

"Clear the Cache":

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Cached Web Content: Clear
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