It seems there isn't a GUI setting for auto-login, except during initial installation.
Bahamut already pointed to the right solution. When look at the file:
/etc/X11/default-display-manager, it points to the
Then for Mint 18.2 (Cinnamon), the correct config file for
The contents of the file could contain multiple settings:
USERNAME is your username, that should be auto-logged-in.
autologin-enable=true - this line was added for Linux MATE 18.3 64bit, but not tested for 18.2 Cinnamon. Remove it if necessary...
PS: Even it's too late to help the OP, it could be of help for other people. Let me know if someone can't get it working.