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managing cookies in IE9

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  1. don_1953

    don_1953 Thread Starter

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    I'm not even sure if this is possible. I work for a company doing tech support, we have an online program that our subscribers use to research information about corporate aircraft around the world. We license it on a per user basis, when a user logs on for the first time, the login attempt stores a cookie on their computer. All subsequent login attempts are managed by this cookie, it stores their username and also stores their password for eight hours. If they login from a different computer, we can tell, they can still login in "travel" mode, or, if they are switching to an new computer, they will have an option to make it their Authorized machine.
    If they delete their browsing history and cookies, it of course deletes the cookie and now they get the "Not Authorized" prompt. After switching computer more than a limited number of times, the user is effectively locked out of the program, until I reset the login switch counter for their account. This is very annoying for some subscribers who want to continually purge their cookies and browsing history at the end of every browsing session. I thought by going to the Security and Privacy tabs in the Internet Options windows and choosing to adding our website to "Trusted" and adding our site to the "Managed websites" list that it would save the cokkie and prevent it from being swept out when a subscriber deletes all browsing history. However even with these stting changes, our cookies are being deleted along with everything else.
    Is there a way to do a "delete all browsing history except for" option?
     
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    Not that I am aware of. I would be interested in this answer too.
     
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    How about putting the website in your Favorites? Then, in Tools > Internet Options > General > Browsing history > Delete..., tick the "Preserve Favorites website data" box?
     
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    (y) I thought about this after my post and didn't check IE settings until now. That should work for IE... I would assume Chrome and Firefox that should have the same feature.
     
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    For Firefox, it's Tools > Options > Privacy.
     
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