Real Time Bid Refresh is set to automatically deactivate after a few minutes of inactivity on a page that presents auction data such as Auction Time Remaining, Bid Count, and Current Bid Amount. When an active browser session is forgotten and left open, users do not have fresh data constantly feeding into their active browser session and using up unnecessary network data.
When presented with the message “Real Time Bid Refresh is no longer active”, users can choose to click the “Reactivate” button, which will resume up-to-date auction data into the active browser session, or users can click “Cancel”, which will prevent Real Time Bid Refresh from reactivating on the current page.
Note: if a user chooses to click “Cancel” when presented with this message, they will not be shown the most up-to-date auction data, or any new bid activity placed on the listing by other customers. However, manually refreshing the browser window or clicking through to a new auction page will cause Real Time Bid Refresh to reactivate automatically.