Managing Browser Cookies
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Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Click on the ‘Gear Wheel’ icon in the top right hand corner
- The ‘Privacy Report’ is displays cookie information for ‘All websites’ you have visited with your browser excluding any previous data deletions.
- Select an entry in the list and click on the ‘Summary’ button to display more information
- The dialogue box options allow you to select how cookies are managed for the site selected.
- Click ‘OK’ or ‘Cancel’ to return to the Privacy Report list
- Click on the ‘Settings’ button
- Click on the ‘Advanced’ button on the Internet Options dialogue window
- This displays the ‘Advanced Privacy Settings’ dialogue box. Here you can set specific Cookie settings to override the automatic cookie handling.
- Click on the ‘Wrench/Spanner’ icon in the top right corner to display drop down menu
- Select ‘Settings’
- Four options are displayed in the left hand menu
- Personal Stuff
- Under the Bonnet
- Select ‘Under the Bonnet’
- Click on the ‘Content settings’ button
- The Content Settings are displayed; Cookies usually have the recommended option of ‘Allow local data to be set’ selected. This allows website interactions to save cookies locally to disk.
- Click on the ‘All cookies and site data…’ button
- The Cookies and Site Data lists browser interactions with websites that have resulted in Cookies being saved locally, used either for process management, session control or tracking purposes. Clicking on one of the displayed boxes i.e. _jsuid will open the cookie and display more information.
Note: All browsers manage cookies in a similar way. Although not covered here Firefox, Safari, Opera and other web browsers have similar interfaces to access cookie information usually found by accessing settings or internet options.
The removal or blocking of cookies may impact the service or functionality provided by a website. Should you have difficulties that you think are related to cookie management re-instate and save the default or recommended cookie settings in your browser then refresh the web page or access again the affected website in a new tab.
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