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How to Block or Allow Cookies for Sites



Cookies are the small pieces of text stored on a computer by a web browser. A cookie consists of information such as user preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or other data used by websites.

As far as cookies contain personal information it is important to protect it from unwanted sharing. All web browsers has cookie management tools. It is usually referred to privacy settings.

This article describes how to Block or Allow Cookies for certain web sites.

In order to Block or Allow cookies for certain site in standard Windows browser Internet Explorer do the following.

1. Go to Start and open Control Panel.

2. Choose Internet Options applet and open it. In Internet Options go to Privacy tab and click on Sites button:

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3. In the opened window you can add or remove sites to the list with Allow or Block setting:

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4. After adding necessary sites click OK twice.

 

Note: these settings will override all other privacy settings for these sites. Allow Cookies for the sites that is known and trusted.

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