Wow, that's one smooth transition. I didn't even have to log in to post, it recognized the cookie from my last visit ages ago. Some fora will require my to log in to post even if I haven't vistited them for half a day only.
that's a browser side setting afaik, you have the option to remember the board password.
I always click the "keep me logged on" option but, for some reason, I have to log in again almost each time I visit (the "almost" is the strangest part of it).
And yes, I have the cookies activated too. Other pages "remember" me with no problem.
And... I can't still access the forum with the /forums URL:
Error 403 - Forbidden
You tried to access a document for which you don't have privileges.