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Firefox logs me out of saved logins several times per day


With Google and Facebook especially, Firefox will log me out of my active log in session several times per day. This almost always happens when I close a session and start a new session, but will also occur throughout a continuous session. What can I do to fix this? I haven't cleared any of the active log in data in the options function, so I am not sure what is causing this.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

More often after Firefox 6 was installed, but happened in Firefox 5 as well

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Helpful Reply

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing mode.

  • https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Private+Browsing
  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Deselect: [ ] "Permanent Private Browsing mode"

Websites remembering you and automatically log you in is stored in a cookie.
Try to remove the cookies from sites causing problems:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"


If clearing the cookies doesn't help then it is possible that the file cookies.sqlite that stores the cookies is corrupted.

Rename (or delete) cookies.sqlite (cookies.sqlite.old) and delete cookies.sqlite-journal and cookies.txt, if they exist, in the Firefox Profile Folder in case the file cookies.sqlite got corrupted.