Disabling cookies in Internet Explorer.

disable cookies internet explorer
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites for various different reasons. For instance, your email provider may use cookies to identify you after you have signed in. When you sign out of your mail service, the cookie is either deleted or expired.

Websites will often use cookies for identifying purposes, demographic statistics and also when you are shopping online to remember what you have in your basket. If you would like to disable the use of cookies in Internet Explorer (r), then follow the simple instructions below.
First click on TOOLS at the top of the screen, then click on INTERNET OPTIONS as shown below in fig 1.1:

tools options

Click on the Privacy Tab as shown below.


Now click on the ADVANCED button.

You will now see the Advanced Privacy Settings dialogue box, as seen in fig 1.1 below.


Select the Override automatic cookie handling option, as shown above.

First Party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting, and Third Party cookies refer to cookies that are set by a different website to the one you are visiting.

You have 3 choices for each type of cookie:
  • Accept - Accepts any cookies.
  • Block - Blocks all cookies.
  • Prompt - Asks you before storing a cookie.
Session cookies are cookies that will expire when you have finished your session on the website (some websites need these cookies enabled to function correctly).

Your choice for the 3 options will depend on your requirements, select whichever settings you want, and then click the OK button.

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