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    vBulletin creates a number of cookies for functional purposes in the software. These default cookies do not track the user or report to a third-party.

    User Data Cookies

    These cookies track logged in users. They last for the session unless the user selects "Remember Me" on log in. It "Remember Me" is checked, the cookies will last for at least a year and are refreshed with every visit to the site.

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    • delicjous
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      delicjous commented
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      vB sets also styled- and languageid-cookie if style or language is changed from default.
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