How to Configure a Browser to Accept Cookies

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When using a Web browser, like Internet Explorer, click on "Tools," "Internet Options" and "Cooking Settings" and override automatic cookie handling under the "Advanced" tab. Find out how to block cookies and accept cookies in Internet Explorer with IT help from a software developer in this free video on computers.

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Hi, my name's Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to tell you how to configure your browser to accept cookies. Let's go to our computer. And we're going to launch Internet Explore. Now, let's turn on Cookies inside Internet Explore, and the way we're going to do that is by clicking on Tools, which is over here on the right hand side. And we're going to go down to Internet Options. Now, we want to go to our Cookie settings, which is under the Privacy tab. And let's then click on Advanced, which allows us to control Cookies. Now, this "Override automatic cookie handling", since that's unchecked, that's basically telling me that it is allowing cookies as it is. But if we wanted to block cookies, we could simply check that. (Block) If we wanted to always accept cookies, we could do the, just select "Accept" for both of these. And if we want it to ask us whether or not to allow cookies, all we would have to do is click on a "Prompt". As you can see, this gives you a whole lot of control over how your web browser is going to accept or deny cookies, based entirely on these three settings that you can set. First party cookies would be for....for sites that you've actually visited, and they....that site themselves is sending that cookie, whereas a third part cookie is going to be from another site that's sending a cookie on there. And most...a lot of times, this is going to be, you know, advertising companies and things like that. So it's typically a good idea to either allow it to Prompt, or Block those third party cookies. My name's Dave Andrews, and I've just told you how to configure your web browser to accept cookies.

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