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Disappearing Cookies

I keep several cookies that are for sites reqiring userid and password. For some reason,and it's not consistent, after 5 or 10 startups or restarts, someting will delete these cookies, requiring that I put in userid and password the next time I go to the site. I use CCCleaner but have the cookies box unchecked and as mentioned it happens sporadiclly.
I scan regularly with AdAware, Spybot, Microsoft Anti Spyware, run Win Patrol, Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard. I scan regularly with AVG and use Zone Alarm.
It's no big crisis, but I am just wondering why this happens.

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some cookies "expire" after a set time

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sometimes means that you may have to visit the site/s on a daily basis?

probably your browser has a setting to control this?

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Thanks Jonah, but

In reply to: some cookies "expire" after a set time

I have been visiting these sites for years. It only started doing this a couple of months ago and as mentioned in my post it does not happen on a schedule. It may go three or four days or maybe a couple of weeks before the cookies are deleted.
I can live with it was just curious if anybody had run into this before.

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