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‘Override automatic cookie handling’ reverts back to being checked

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Lana, Nov 7, 2005.

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  1. Lana

    Lana Thread Starter

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    Every time I start my computer with XP I need to go into IE –Tools – Internet Options – Privacy – Advanced. – then Uncheck ‘Override automatic cookie handling’. Otherwise I will get prompts to allow cookies.

    Every time I start or restart my computer the box will be checked again. If the computer runs all day, there will be several times during the day, especially if the computer is just sitting idle for app 45 min. where the check box for ‘Override automatic cookie handling’ will revert back to being checked. And the prompt boxes will be checked again.

    I assume this is because when the computer was started for the first time I set something to always check for cookies. I do not have the same problems with my laptop, but then I indicated for it to always accept cookies when I started it for the first time.

    Would anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the ‘Override automatic cookie handling’ box to always remain UNCHECKED? I’m guessing there is a switch other than in IE that needs to be set, but I’ve not been able to find it. Just trying to set it so I do not have to manually accept cookies.

    A search here did not find a similar problem posted. Thank you for any help.
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Under the Privacy Tab, click on Default to restore the default settings. I don't recommend that you allow all cookies but if that's your preference, then that should do it.

    If you wish to leave it at prompt, which is what I recommend, then you can choose to accept a cookie for a particular site all the time so it won't ask you each time you visit that particular site.
     
  3. Lana

    Lana Thread Starter

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    Cookiegal,
    Thank you for the reply and your suggestion. When I'm back on my home computer I will do as you recommend.
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    OK then, plesae let us know how it goes. :)
     
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