- How to Allow or Block Cookies in Internet Explorer
This will explain the different types of cookies and different methods on how to Allow or Block them in Vista's Internet Explorer.
Type of Cookie
The time you log in until the time you log out of a website is called a session. Temporary, or per session, cookies are files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session. They are not stored long term and are often removed from your computer after you leave the website or close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in your shopping cart.
Persistent, or saved, cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website or close Internet Explorer. Websites use them to store information, such as your log in name and password, so that you don't have to sign in each time you go to a particular site. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for days, months, or even years.
A Session or Persistant cookie is issued by the website that you (second party) are visiting. Websites might use these cookies to store information that they will reuse the next time you go to that site. For example, to log you on to the website automatically, study how people navigate a site, etc.
A Session or Persistant cookie is issued from another server other than the domain of the website you are visiting. These type of cookies could be used for triggering advertisement (such as pop-up or banner adverts) based on the visitor's viewing habbits, and could be used to track your web usage for marketing purposes.
- To delete a cookie file, you can delete them from the location below manually, or see: How to Delete the Internet Explorer Browsing History in Vista
- CCleaner is a free program that has a cookie manager built into it and a lot more. See: ccleaner.com
NOTE: These are hidden protected operating system files. To see them, see Method Two step 2 and 4 here: How to Hide or Show Hidden Files and Folders in Vista. You can also type Shell:Cookies in the Start menu white line (Start Search) area and press Enter to see them.
NOTE: Blocking all cookies can help protect your privacy, but it might limit your experience on some websites. Be selective about which websites you allow cookies for. You can start by blocking all cookies, then allow cookies as needed for websites that you trust in OPTION TWO below.
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