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When removing form data

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When removing form data

Hi!

I have filled out a form on a web page and submitted it. On the next page I got a confirmation that the information was recieved. Then I removed all browser history (form data, search history, cookies and so on).

Is there any risk that this removing of browser history recalled or cancelled the already submitted data?

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Re: When removing form data

Some sites may use browser-side storage for document editing, tracking game scores, data authenticating you, and other transient data. However, in your scenario, when you submit a form and get a confirmation from the server that is has your data, the server is no longer relying on anything stored in your browser.

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SUMO Contributor

Re: When removing form data

No, once a form is submitted to the server, clearing your personal data in Firefox doesn't erase it from the server.

New User

Re: When removing form data

Thanks! And it doesn't matter if I remove browser history one second after seeing the confirmation page or one hour?

SUMO Contributor

Re: When removing form data

Some sites may use browser-side storage for document editing, tracking game scores, data authenticating you, and other transient data. However, in your scenario, when you submit a form and get a confirmation from the server that is has your data, the server is no longer relying on anything stored in your browser.

New User

Re: When removing form data

Thank you very much for your answers!

New User

Re: When removing form data

So regardless if the site uses browser-side storage, a sent form is recieved when I arrive to a page where the siteowner thank me for my contribution and give my submitted information an unique number.

The reason I ask is that the arrend is of great importance to me.