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Moliere
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Log in not recognised

Post by Moliere »

I have been having a lot of problems recently with websites suddenly not recognising my log-ins. It’s happening again and again on different sites, and it’s really annoying. I know it’s not my input error, so I can’t think what the problem is.
Is anyone else having similar problems, or do you have an idea why this might be happening?
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Post by Marks »

Are you using Chrome? If so then unless you are logged in to your Google account then each time you restart all saved passwords etc are lost. This was a recent Chrome update and is a massive PITA.
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Post by Moliere »

No, I use Firefox. But I'm having similar problems on Safari too.
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Post by CSE »

Some logins are stored in cookies. Like this with this one.*
Ensure your cookies have not been removed, that you allow the correct ones etc etc.
*The password etc are not saved in the web browser logins/password area.
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Post by AndrewH »

Same with Microsoft Edge. Drives one mad, when one is used to the convenience of stored details. I suppose it is a security matter and deliberate.
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Post by Moliere »

Good idea, CSE, although I haven't cleared out any cookies for a long time; also the post was prompted (end-of-tether wise) by trying to log in to a service on my TV which I had previously set up on my iPad, so cookies wouldn't come into that one.

Still thinking . . .

Mols
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