browser cookie problem
Posted on 2006-04-24
I just started having the following problem. When I go to some frequently visited sites that require a username and password, I check the remember me button to set a cookie so I don't have to keep typing in my username and password everytime I visit the site.
Just yesterday, whenever I close the browser and re-open the browser and visit the site, I have to re-type in my password. Initially I thought it might be a problem with the site itself, but it is happening with multiple websites I visit, not jsut one.
To test the problem, I manually cleaned out the cookie directory, but still the same problem is occurring.
Then I checked the cookie folder to see if the cookies were actually getting written to the directory. I opened up the browser, went to a frequently visited site, logged in, checked the remember me checkbox so a cookie would get stored on my PC, I then checked the folder to make sure it was there. It was. I then closed my browser, opened it back up, went to the site I just visited and I had to log back in. I checked the cookie folder and it was now gone. So, my cookie folder seems to be automatically deleting cookies that are stored?? Could this be a virus? I checked the file size for the cookie folder, which I have set at: 10484MB. Should have plenty of space.
Not sure what is causing this?
I'm using IE 6.0 and Windows 2000 Pro.
Any help is appreciated.