Sunday, August 15, 2010

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How To Disable Cookies In Internet Explorer

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites for various different reasons. For instance Yahoo use cookies for reasons such as storing your preferences for Yahoo related services, and to access certain information when you sign in to a personalised service such as My Yahoo. Other 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 the Internet Explorer (r) then follow the simple instructions below.

  1. click on TOOLS at the top of the screen, then click on INTERNET OPTIONS .
  2. Click on the Privacy Tab.
  3. Now click on the ADVANCED button.
  4. You will now see the Advanced Privacy Settings dialogue box
  5. Select the Override automatic cookie handling option
  6. 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 site 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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