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IE6 Advanced Privacy Settings

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  1. vespaguy

    vespaguy Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know of a Freeware program that changes the "Advance Privacy Settings" on IE? Right now you have to do the following to allow just "session cookies":
    1- Tools
    2- Internet Options
    3- Privacy
    4- Advanced
    5- Check- "Override automatic cookie handling
    6- Check Block for "First Party Cookies"
    7- Check Block for "Third Party Cookies"
    8- Check "always allow session cookies"

    I find I need only session cookies on most of the sites I frequent (like this one). Wish there was a program that would remember your preferred settings and with a push of a button change them to pre-set alternate settings.
     
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  3. vespaguy

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    Thanks Golfer Bob....

    Pitstop does not do it. There has got to be a program that will simply turn off/on cookies with one command instead of 8 for IE6 and I can't find it!

    VespaGuy
     
  4. Jtoast

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    I think that Maxthon has that feature but its been awhile since I used it so I am not positive.
     
  5. vespaguy

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    Thanks Jtoast. I will take a look at Maxthon. What I really need is something for Internet Explorer. I really think it does not exist.

    Vespa Guy
     
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    My session cookies ain't checked - what the hail they for, anyway?
     
  7. vespaguy

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    Session Cookies do not store in your computer but are used to identify the user only.
     
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    here's TO ya', ves!
     
  9. kdd9

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    Vesapguy, here is some info that may be helpful to you:

    http://surfthenetsafely.com/surfsafely5.htm (This is some general data on cookies.)

    There is a link at the top of that page that takes you to:

    http://surfthenetsafely.com/slides/ieconfigureslide7.htm (where you will get some info specific to setting IE cookies)

    And from the same site:

    http://surfthenetsafely.com/ieseczone6.htm (for some data on other IE security settings.)


    http://ralphcaddell.com/pchelp/spyware.htm (mentions some useful programs including Spywareblaster from www.javacoolsoftware.com.

    Spywareblaster will automatically configure your IE (and firefox) security settings for you to lessen the risk of malware. It will also warn you automatically if these settings become changed and then reconfigure them for you again if you wish. (See this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/t367095&highlight=Spywareblaster+me.html) I have been using Spywareblaster for some time and it has worked VERY well. I wouldn't be without it now. Anyway, I hope this helps some.


    kdd9
     
  10. vespaguy

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    Thanks Kdd9!

    I have been fighting with cookies for years now. I find using the Privacy "high" setting does not always work. The truth is... unless you override "automatic handling" and set all settings to "BLOCK".. you are going to get spy type cookies..it's inevitable! Actually the best way to prevent bad cookies from entering your computer is to do the following: (but you need to know what your good cookies are)

    Privacy
    Check: Override automatic cookie handling
    Check: "Prompt" for 1st party handling
    Check: "Block" for 3rd party handling
    Check: always alow session cookies

    This way the user can select what cookies he /she wants. But the above method can be "buggy".

    I prefer not leaving a cookie trail as I go surfing.

    I await your opinion....and Thanks again!

    Vespa Guy
     
  11. TRS-80 vet

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    Hey Vespa... If you DON'T allow session cookies, it just takes a few more moments for the page to load. Right?
     
  12. vespaguy

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    Not true...it helps keep your identity secure. I hate cookies!

    Vespa Guy
     
  13. junker39

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    Have you tried Firefox? There's a few options for allowing and not allowing cookies. In under Tools/Options/Privacy.
     
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    I am not much for doing something with a downloaded program when I can do it manually but Cookies Manger is one of my exceptions.
     

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    I was speaking of the "other" browser, that is more secure and somewhat more customizable(?) than IE.
     
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