When you log in to Plan to Eat, either through the Plan to Eat login page or by logging in through the bookmark tool, Plan to Eat will keep you logged in on that computer.
Plan to Eat does this by placing a "Cookie" on your computer that will automatically log you in to your account the next time you visit the website or use the bookmark tool.
Browser cookies are not universally evil. The cookie we store is only used on our website and is not used to track behavior across the web. Like most websites, we also use a cookie to keep you logged in to your account.
There are a number of settings in your browser that can prevent the cookie from being set. When this happens you will have to log in every time you want to use Plan to Eat.
If you would prefer to stay logged in to your Plan to Eat account here are a few settings that you should take a look at:
1. Make sure your browser is accepting third party cookies for plantoeat.com, or all websites.
A few examples of where to find these settings are shown below. If you don't see your browser, do a quick Google search for "(your browser) accepting third party cookies" and you will find the guidance you are looking for.
Chrome > Preferences > Privacy and Security > Cookies and other site data > General Settings: set to "Allow all cookies" or "Block third-party cookies incognito".
When adding the site exception, be sure the box labeled, "Including third-party cookies on this site" is unchecked.
Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Privacy: Prevent cross-site tracking should be disabled (unchecked) and Block all Cookies should be disabled (unchecked).
You will need to restart your browser for either of the above fixes to take effect.
Firefox > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Browser Privacy and make sure you are using the Standard option for cookies and cross site tracking.
If you prefer to have your privacy setting set to Strict, you will need to add plantoeat.com as an exception. You can add plantoeat.com as an exception from the Manage Exceptions button, under the Cookies and Site Data section.
In Internet Explorer
Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced Privacy Settings > Third-party Cookies: Accept
In Microsoft Edge
Navigate to: Microsoft Edge > Settings > Cookies and Site Permissions > Manage and delete cookies and site data
Toggle Block third-party cookies to OFF.
If you prefer to have all cookies blocked, you can add [*.]plantoeat.com as an exception under "Allow" (needs to include the [*.] before the site name).
In Brave you can accept all cookies for each recipe site you want to use the clipper on from the shield icon at the top right of the browser.
2. Make sure you are not browsing in Private mode or using an Incognito Window.
Many modern browsers contain a mode called Private Browsing, which is a security precaution used to ensure that web activity cannot be traced. Unfortunately it also means that cookies cannot be placed on the computer or device and that a login will be required every time you visit Plan to Eat. If you would like to automatically log in to your Plan to Eat account when you use that browser you will need to turn off your Private Browsing mode.
Turning off your Private Browsing mode will vary depending upon your browser. This article will walk you through a few of the common browsers.
If you aren't sure what this means, do a quick Google search for "(your browser) private mode" for more information.
3. Login to www.plantoeat.com in another browser tab before using the bookmark.
- Open up a window to a recipe you'd like to save.
- Then open a second tab in that window and login to your account at plantoeat.com.
- Leave that tab open and navigate back to the first tab and try to use the recipe clipper to save the recipe.
4. If you are still unable to stay logged in, contact our support team at [email protected]