What is the ideal amount of time for a session?

I have a site where people lose data if they start entering a form and then walk away for a while. I’ve been thinking of modifying the amount of time it takes before the session times out. What is the consensus on how long a session should last?


Depends on how big the form is. For a smaller form I’d give 15-20 minutes I guess.

What’s the ideal time for a session? Exactly as long as the user is using the site.

The default setting for a session is 15 minutes since last invocation.

The answer I generally go with is: How long would it take my 90 year old grandmother to go through the longest page in my site?

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