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web server and security - cookies

Web experts,

This is a 2 part question

Question 1a): When I go to my stock broker site, I see that I am never allowed to save the password on my browser. It only saves my account ID and I have to enter my password. Is it the broker's website that doenst allow my browser to save the password or is it just a setting on my browser.

Question 2a): I visit a particular Https site and see that my session is always logged in as long as I don't close my browser or explicitly log off. I could pull the network cable out of my computer for an hour and then plug it back in and pick up on the site exactly where i left off. am i correct to assume that the site sent me a session cookie that was stored in my browser which had the setting to never expire?
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trojan81
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GaryCommented:
1. They don't want the password stored
2. They set a cookie for a limited lifetime so when you go back to the site you are automatically logged back in
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trojan81Author Commented:
Gary

for #1, i understand they don't want the password stored, but how can they enforce it so that your browser never stores it prefilled in the password box?
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