How long does cookie permission last?

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  1. JDX Gold badge

    How long does cookie permission last?

    As I accept El Reg cookies, again, I wonder how long they are allowed to last? Some sites seem to prompt me every visit, which rather negates the point of storing cookies in the first place. The more frequently I am asked to accept cookies, the less diligently I'll check the options.

    On a technical side, if you reject cookies how does a site remember?

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Cookie info

      FWIW we have a page describing the cookies -- it's linked to from the bottom of every page on the site.

      According to my browser, the cookies set by The Register last one year, except:

      * Cloudflare's __cfduid, which lasts one month

      * Google/Doubleclick's __gads which lasts two years

      * Google Analytics' __gads which lasts two years

      * Your account session cookie, which lasts one month

      * There are a couple of UI-based cookies that last a few seconds

      Depending on your browser and plugins, you may have other cookies set by advertising networks and the like, which may have their own duration.

      Basically, I recommend you use your browser to inspect the cookie duration if you're interested. If you find yourself being asked to accept cookies repeatedly, it's probably your browser or plugins removing them.

      This comment does not in any way supersede, negate nor alter The Register's privacy policies or terms of service and use or other agreements.

      C.

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