To change your privacy settings

1.

In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

2.

On the Privacy tab, move the slider up for a higher level of privacy or down for a lower level of privacy.

Select thisTo specify this

Block all cookies

Cookies from all Web sites will be blocked

Existing cookies on your computer cannot be read by Web sites

High

Cookies from all Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked

Cookies from all Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your explicit consent will be blocked

Medium High

Cookies from third-party Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked

Cookies from third-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your explicit consent will be blocked

Cookies from first-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be blocked

Medium

Cookies from third-party Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked

Cookies from third-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be blocked

Cookies from first-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer

Low

Cookies from third-party Web sites that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) will be blocked

Cookies from third-party Web sites that use your personally identifiable information without your implicit consent will be deleted from your computer when you close Internet Explorer

Accept all cookies

All cookies will be saved on your computer

Existing cookies on your computer can be read by the Web sites that created them

For more information about cookies or privacy policies, click Related Topics.

Note

A first-party Web site is a Web site that you are currently viewing. A third-party Web site is a Web site other than the one you are currently viewing. Third-party Web sites usually provide some content on the Web site you are currently viewing. For example, many sites use advertising from third-party Web sites and those third-party Web sites may use cookies.

Some Web sites require cookies; therefore, if you select a setting that does not allow cookies to be saved on your computer, you might not be able to view certain Web sites.

When you change your privacy settings, the changes might not affect cookies that are already on your computer. If you want to ensure that all of the cookies on your computer meet your privacy settings, you should delete all of the existing cookies on your computer. When you return to Web sites that previously had saved cookies on your computer, the Web sites that meet your privacy settings will save cookies on your computer again. The Web sites that do not meet your privacy settings will not be allowed to save cookies on your computer, and might not function properly. Some Web sites store your member name and password or other personally identifiable information about you in a cookie; therefore, if you delete all cookies, you might need to re-enter this information the next time you visit the site.

Your privacy settings only affect Web sites in the Internet zone. For more information about zones, click Related Topics.

You can also specify custom privacy settings for all Web sites in the Internet zone or for individual Web sites. For more information, click Related Topics.

To import a file containing custom privacy settings, click Import. To import a file, it must be located on your computer. You can download files containing custom privacy settings from privacy organizations and other Web sites on the Internet.

Related Topics

Customize your privacy settings for an individual Web site

Customize your privacy settings for all Web sites

Understanding security zones

Understanding cookies



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