This guide will step you through the process of enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer.
InInternet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, Tools is a menu at the top of the screen:
InInternet Explorer 9 and higher, Tools is found by clicking the gear icon on the right-hand side of the browser window:
InInternet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, Internet Options is the bottom menu item:
InInternet Explorer 9 and higher, Internet Options is the second-last option:
The window which has just appeared will have a tab labledPrivacy; please click it:
There is more than one setting in Internet Explorer which can block or disable cookies and cause some issues with websites.
In the default settings for Privacy and Cookies, there is a slider control at the top of the Privacy window which can be dragged up or down to select varying levels of Cookie security.
If you see this sliding bar on the left, you can drag it up and down and note the description on the right-hand side change to describe the level of security provided.
It ranges fromBlock All CookiestoAccept All Cookies. The default setting isMedium, which provides a balance of being permissive enough with Cookies to have a good experience on the internet while still blocking certain types of Cookies which could leak private information about you.
If you see the following message:Custom- Advanced or imported settings (shown in the next screenshot), it means that custom settings have been used instead of just dragging to select a custom privacy level.
Generally speaking, if youre having problems using websites because your Cookie settings have been changed, the easiest way to fix this is simply by resetting to Internet Explorers default Privacy/Cookies setting.
This addresses the situation whether youve dragged your Privacy Settings slider up or down, or clickedAdvancedand created your own custom settings. This is the easiest way to get them back to baseline.
This is done by clicking the button markedDefault.
Of course, dont forget to press theOKbutton at the bottom of the window to accept the settings change.
This should fix most or all of your Cookies problems.
If you need or want to exercise fine grained control over your cookies policy – for example allowing or blocking Third Party Cookies – click theAdvancedbutton and override the automatic cookie handling by choosing your own settings.
Congratulations, you just configured Cookies in Internet Explorer.Click here to check if Cookies are enabled.
Here are some guides for other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox.