Friday, 4 September 2015

Chrome session cookies with apps running in background

I just discovered something about session cookies in Chrome, after seeing some behaviour one wouldn’t expect.

A by-product of the setting shown below is that session cookies remain active even when all instances of the browser are closed. They are only lost if the user signs out (rather than switch user) or restarts. 

I had this setting checked and I believe it is on by default for all users with apps, because I never specifically chose it:

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