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Article ID: 196955 - Last Review: January 11, 2013 - Revision: 5.0

 
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Summary

This article describes how to configure and customize cookies settings in Internet Explorer 5. A cookie is a file that is created by a Web site that stores information about you and your preferences. For additional information about cookies, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260971  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260971/EN-US/ ) Description of Cookies
This article discusses the following topics:
  • How to access cookies settings
  • How to customize cookies settings for each security zone
  • How to customize settings for the use of session or persistent cookies
NOTE: For information on managing cookies in Internet Explorer 6, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
283185  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283185/EN-US/ ) How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6

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How to Access Cookies Settings

To view or modify cookies settings, follow these steps:
  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom Level.
  3. Under Cookies, click the options you want, click OK, and then click OK.

How to Customize Cookies Settings for Each Security Zone

You can set custom cookies settings for each security zone. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom Level.
  3. Under Cookies, click the options you want, click OK, and then repeat steps 1 through 2 for each zone.

How to Customize Settings for the Use of Session or Persistent Cookies

Session cookies are deleted when you quit Internet Explorer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer.

How to Customize Settings to Use Persistent Cookies

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom Level.
  3. Under Cookies, click the option you want to use under Allow cookies that are stored on your computer, click OK, and then click OK.

How to Customize Settings to Use Session Cookies

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom Level.
  3. Under Cookies, click the option you want under Allow Per-session Cookies (Not Stored), click OK, and then click OK.

References

If you receive an error message that states that you are unable to accept cookies, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
175662  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/175662/EN-US/ ) Error Message: Not Accepting Cookies
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