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Do you ever MN on a shared computer/iPad? Then protect your posts and read this. (Actually, everyone should have a butcher's really)

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Jul-13 13:44:48


We've recently become aware <nods at rather long recent Site Stuff thread) that quite a few of you do your Mumsnetting on a computer/device you share with other people in your household.

And we're guessing most of you lot would rather keep those other folk in your household (lovely as they undoubtedly are) out of your Mumsnet account. Cos it's yours and yours alone, and all.

So, at the risk of sounding a little patronising/headmistressy, we thought it might be a good idea run through some simple precautions you should be taking to protect your Mumsnet identity and stop others having access to your account details.

* First off, please be aware that now, when you log in, our system will automatically keep you logged in unless you tell it otherwise. So, if you want to keep your account away from prying eyes, you need to untick the "Keep me logged in" checkbox when you log in. Once you've done this the first time, the checkbox will then remain unticked every time you visit the log in page - unless you tick the box again.

* Once you've finished MNing (or if you need to leave your computer to pop to the loo/deal with children/answer the door etc), close your browser window. This ensures you are logged out (if you've unticked the checkbox) – and means nobody using the computer after you will have access to your account.

* It's also worth knowing that, in the next couple of days, we'll be streamlining the process of managing MyMumsnet. The most noticeable change will be that you will no longer be asked to log into MyMumsnet every time you go there. In fact, once these changes are in place, you will only be asked for your password in two places: when you want to log in and when you want to change your password.

These changes will make MyMumsnet much easier/simpler to use and we don't think they'll make your account details any less secure, as long as you're taking the steps you we're advising you to take anyway to keep access to your account away from those who share your computer.

We'll let you now when these changes are released. In the meantime, do please feel free to post up any Qs here.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 01:50:11

Kreech you are one sad puppy my friend!! (where are you off to next, if we're allowed to know?) Will you be sad to leave M or are you ready? I loved my visit there, but not sure about living there.

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 17-Jul-13 02:19:08

We are moving to the UK to be closer to Adrian due to circumstances beyond our control.
It hasn't been the best year of our lives. DD hates her school and does't want to go in for the last two days, so does DH. She's had a couple of racist incidents which the school have not addressed properly IMO.
Not long now though. They finish on Friday.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 02:32:30

How do you feel about coming back here again? bearing in mind that Adrian is spoken for

It's a shame you can't tell chatterbox her that you are leaving, it might make the last few days at school more bearable. Will she be able to say good bye to her friends?

Are you going back to your house in the UK or will you have to start over again?

You must be fed up/exhausted with all of this moving and resettling sad

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 17-Jul-13 03:01:27

I am thrilled beyond anything thrilling!
DD doesn't have any friends (according to her) so she is just happy that term is ending. She is under the impression that she's going to a different school next year (which isn't strictly speaking a lie) so that's softened the blow.
We will tell her once term has ended and we've booked the flights. Where we are moving to is about a mile away from my parents so she'll be chuffed to bits about that.
I am fed up with all the moving, but given my DHs advanced age it has been unavoidable.

ChippingInHopHopHop Wed 17-Jul-13 03:26:38

Oh great, I'm pleased to hear you are happy to be coming back smile

I bet your parents are happy and it's good to know DD will be too. Not long now!!

Do you think you will be settled here for a while or will you be off again?

I'm not sure whether I'm envious of you or relieved I'm not you grin

NicholasTeakozy Wed 17-Jul-13 10:24:12

If you can't enable private browsing or if 'clear history' isn't working a great free tool is available. It's called CCleaner, it'll clear your history and tracking cookies etc. If you don't want websites following you around the web get Ghostery, and you'll never get a targeted ad again.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 11:51:19

Hello all,

Tech have just done a release that means you won't have to log in every time you go to My Mumsnet.

As Big H said up there, you now should only be asked for your password when you log in, and when you want to change your password.

So let us welcome in a new glorious era of My Mumsnet. Let us know if anything goes wonky.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-13 12:26:41


Last night I found it impossible to log out and, I was at work as well! blush was their a reason for this? I turned the computer off. Would that have logged me out?

Not necessarily. Some browsers, after a shut down, automatically ping up the pages that were last open.

Unless you tick "keep me logged in", closing down your browser should log you out.

thismousebites Thu 18-Jul-13 14:31:38

Can I just ask.....if you are logged into MN on more than one pc, will logging off on one mean you are logged off on all of them?

Chanatan Mon 22-Jul-13 20:03:38

Can I add,if you use ccleaner,the box may well be checked again,as your cookies may have been cleared.

MangoJuiceAddict Mon 29-Jul-13 11:30:09

I just use InPrivate browsing

ivykaty44 Wed 14-Aug-13 21:38:52

I am logged onto mumsnet at my dads - I have this image of him reading the friday night threads and giggling grin

VenusRising Sun 18-Aug-13 01:47:40

So long as he's not posting on those naughty threads ivykaty44!

youarewinning Wed 21-Aug-13 08:48:09

This is why I'm glad work gave me a laptop. DS (9) now has mine and I MN in peace grin

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