Saturday, 10 February 2018

Enable or Disable Cookies in Internet Explorer

Did you get a message from a site that asked you to allow cookies to in order to view the site better on Internet Explorer? It means cookies must have been blocked on your Internet Explorer browser. Are you wondering what are cookies and how should you enable or disable them?

If yes, then we shall help you learn all about how to enable or disable cookies in Internet Explorer in the following tutorial.

What are Cookies?


Cookies is a term in the technical jargon that refers to small files that are placed on your computer by websites with information related to your preferences. So, the next time you re-visit a particular site, the site remembers your preferences and also helps you skip the sign-in process in most of the sites.

However, not all cookies are helpful. At times, some malicious websites may store harmful cookies that put your online privacy and safety at risk. Thus, bringing us to the question how to enable or disable cookies in Internet Explorer.

Disable or Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer


As you must have understood by now, there are different types of Internet cookies. Some cookies are helpful in loading webpages faster and quicker and some cause a threat to your online privacy and safety. Thus, you need to take steps to enable, disable, or complete block cookies on your IE browser

To Block Cookies on IE

Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools, then select Internet options.




Under Privacy tab go to Settings and move the slider to the top to block or disable all cookies.



Press OK.

To Enable Cookies on IE


  1. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools, then select Internet options.
  2. Under Privacy tab go to Settings and move the slider to the bottom to allow or enable all cookies.
  3. Press OK.

To Enable or Disable Cookies in IE 11


Click on Tools or the Gear icon on the upper-right corner of the screen.




Alternatively you can select internet options from menu bar. (Tools-> Internet Options)




Click on Privacy-> Advanced.



You will see ‘First-party Cookies’ and ‘Third-party Cookies’ under Advanced. You can select Accept, Block or Prompt from the options.



Accept means it will automatically accept cookies, Block means automatically block cookies, and Prompt means it will prompt you every time a website requests cookies.

You can also check on the box that says ‘Always allow session cookies’ and click on OK. (Session cookies are those cookies that are stored on your computer till you close your browser.)

You can even set preferences according to Per Site Privacy Actions.

 

  1. You need to select Sites and enter the specific ‘Address of website’.
  2. Now, you can either Block or Allow cookies of that website.
  3. Click OK.

If you wish to browse a page without leaving any cookies after a single session, then you can try using the InPrivate Browsing mode. It is like the Incognito mode of Chrome.

You can find this option under Tools->Safety-> InPrivate Browsing.




Just follow these steps and you will be able to enable or disable cookies in Internet Explorer as per your needs.

You May Also Like to Read


How to Enable and Disable Cookies in Google Chrome 

References:


1.https://www.technipages.com/ie-enable-disable-cookies
2.https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
3.https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000509.htm

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