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What is the maximum time of cookie storage? It is ment cookie maximum expiration time.

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We would like to to know the max value of cookie expiration date.

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We would like to to know the max value of cookie expiration date. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

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6 bit is a typo in my above post, should have been 64 bit as opposed to 32 bit in the past.

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cor-el
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Do you have a problem with cookies that expire too early?

Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Keep until": "they expire"

Do you have a problem with cookies that expire too early? Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Keep until": "they expire"

Question owner

No, but I need to know what maximum epiration date can be set to the browser by server- 15, 20, 25 years?

No, but I need to know what maximum epiration date can be set to the browser by server- 15, 20, 25 years?
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Be safe and do not go beyond 2038 (there is bug 562198 on Linux that has just been fixed). There is no need to go further than a few years. Firefox should be able to store an expiration date to at least 3000 using a 6 bit date, but there is no need to go that far.

Be safe and do not go beyond 2038 (there is bug 562198 on Linux that has just been fixed). There is no need to go further than a few years. Firefox should be able to store an expiration date to at least 3000 using a 6 bit date, but there is no need to go that far.

Question owner

Ok, thank you for help. But what do you mean under 6 bit date value? What the maximum (after bug fix f.g.)? Is it 100, 200 years or more?

Or can the maximum be different for the different browser's versions?

Ok, thank you for help. But what do you mean under 6 bit date value? What the maximum (after bug fix f.g.)? Is it 100, 200 years or more? Or can the maximum be different for the different browser's versions?
cor-el
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6 bit is a typo in my above post, should have been 64 bit as opposed to 32 bit in the past.

6 bit is a typo in my above post, should have been 64 bit as opposed to 32 bit in the past.