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I dont know what cookies are?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by shayshay211, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. shayshay211

    shayshay211 Thread Starter

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    I want to view a web site but i cant cuase it says my cookies arent enabled. I would really like to go to that web site. How do i enable my cookies. and ive been reading around, and it looks like people are always deleting cookies. Can someone explain it to me please?:confused:
     
  2. BillC

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    In your browser, click on Tools > Internet Options > Privacy and there you can adjust your "cookie" setting to allow you to visit the site you want. I have mine on 'medium' and that seems to let me go where I want.

    Cookies explained
     
  3. steamwiz

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    Cookies are small text files which when you visit a site, contains information about your last visit, password etc - in fact they contain lots of information about your interaction with that site.

    one reason a site says cookies aren't enabled is if the time and date on your computer is not correct - check this first.

    if you could post a link to the site - that could also help

    I have my cookies set to Medium High and don't have any problems - the lower you have the slider the more chance a cookie will be accepted - but too low and your computers security becomes vulnerable.

    steam
     
  4. flavallee

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    Shay:

    Open Internet Explorer, then click Tools - Internet Options - Privacy(tab) - Advanced(button).

    Select the following:

    Override automatic cookie handling

    Accept first party cookies

    Block third party cookies

    Always allow session cookies

    Click OK - Apply - OK.

    Close Internet Explorer, then reopen it.


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