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Cookies store and save information you enter on a webpage, such as passwords or login information. Generally, cookies are very small files designed to make a webpage more convenient to use. If you disable cookies, some webpages may not display properly or open at all.

To enable cookies:

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the Security tab, and then click Custom Level.

4. Scroll down to the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Enable, and then click OK.

5. Click the Privacy tab, and then click Advanced.

6. Check the Override automatic cookie handling check box.

7. For both First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies, click one of the options listed below:

  • To specify that you wish Internet Explorer to always allow cookies to save on your computer, click the Accept option.
  • To specify that you wish Internet Explorer to never allow cookies to save on your computer, click the Block option.
  • To specify that you wish Internet Explorer to ask whether or not you want to allow a cookie to save on your computer, click the Prompt option.

Note: Third-party cookies are cookies from websites other than the one you are currently viewing.

8. Check the Always allow session cookies check box.

Note: Session cookies are cookies that are deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer.

9. Click OK.

10. Click Sites.

11. Next to the Managed websites section, click Remove all.

12. Click OK.

13. Click OK again to close the Internet Options window.

These settings should enable cookies. However, if the site requires you to enable your browser to accept all cookies you need to follow the steps below. It is strongly suggested that this should be avoided as it compromises the safety of your system and data.

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the Privacy tab, and then click Default.

4. Click Advanced, and unselect the Override automatic cookie handling check box.

5. Click OK.

6. Manually move the scroll bar down to Accept All Cookies.

7. Click Apply and then OK.

To disable cookies:

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the Privacy tab, and then click Default.

4. Click Advanced, and unselect the Override automatic cookie handling check box.

5. Click OK.

6. Click Apply and then OK.



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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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