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google account auto login?

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Hi, I've noticed recently that on login to some website that because my account profile uses a gmail account the website is automatically logging me in.

I'm assuming the following is what is happening, I'd like to stop it and use my password manager to login, but this process the website is using is completely bypassing my configuration choices.

Should I assume this data is shared with Google? It must be right, they have sent an authentication request to google that my email on profile is valid and google knows the domain that made the request and the timestamp. Worse, this blocks me from using my own password manager or browser password manager and gives me no control over what is shared with google a 3rd party to website i have subscribed, are they not violating privacy terms by doing this? Is there a class action in progress somewhere?

Hi, I've noticed recently that on login to some website that because my account profile uses a gmail account the website is automatically logging me in. I'm assuming the following is what is happening, I'd like to stop it and use my password manager to login, but this process the website is using is completely bypassing my configuration choices. Should I assume this data is shared with Google? It must be right, they have sent an authentication request to google that my email on profile is valid and google knows the domain that made the request and the timestamp. Worse, this blocks me from using my own password manager or browser password manager and gives me no control over what is shared with google a 3rd party to website i have subscribed, are they not violating privacy terms by doing this? Is there a class action in progress somewhere?

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A website might notice that you are logged in to a Google account and offer to login using this account, but they should never log you in automatically. You can possibly tighten the third-party cookie settings and use the custom setting instead of the basic cookie setting in "Settings -> Privacy & Security".

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Hi

This does not sound like an issue with Firefox but is something that the Google support team should be able to help you with.

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A website might notice that you are logged in to a Google account and offer to login using this account, but they should never log you in automatically. You can possibly tighten the third-party cookie settings and use the custom setting instead of the basic cookie setting in "Settings -> Privacy & Security".

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Thanks for the replies, I do try to avoid using google services, it seems that from feedback I received from one website that they claim that the appearance of it being a auto login maybe be a function of the google login option that is presented when an account email is a member of gmail domain, however, I swear that I experienced an unauthorized login (being that I never clicked the option) by this google login validation service , but I guess I'm wrong, google would never do anything like that right.

Mark

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