How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 7

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 13:25
Posted in category Internet Explorer Tips

Maybe you just upgraded to the new Internet Explorer 7 or have been using it for awhile, but have experienced trouble logging into some of your favorite web sites.

Well that could be caused by the new cookies permissions set in Internet Explorer 7. 

Learn how to enable cookies and set permissions on your favorite web sites to accept cookies!

Follow these simple steps to enable “Cookies” in Internet Explorer 7 for all web sites.

  • Open your browser, and select Internet Options from the Tools menu at the top.
  • Now on the option screen select the Privacy tab.
  • Make sure the slider is not set to “Block All Cookies”.

The best setting is to set the option to “Medium,” then click Apply and then ok to save the changes.

If you are still having problems getting Internet Explorer 7 to remember your login information, you may need to add your favorite web sites to your list of sites that can use cookies.

To set it for just certain web sites do the following

  • Open your browser, select Internet Options, from the Tools menu at the top.
  • From the option screen Click the Privacy tab.

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Internet Explorer Options

  • Click on the Sites” button for web sites.
  • Enter “the web site address that you wish to provide permissions to into the “Address of website:” field.

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  • Next click on the “Allow” button.

Internet Explorer Options

  • Click on the OK to close the “Per Site Privacy Options” window.
  • Next click on the “Advanced” button.
  • If “Override automatic cookie handling” is checked, make sure “Accept” is selected for both “First-party cookies” and “Third-party cookies”.

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  • Now click on the OK to close the “Advanced Privacy Options” window.
  • Finally click on the OK to close the “Internet Options” window.

Now Internet Explorer 7 will remember the permissions set for your favorite websites and accept cookies!

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34 Responses to “How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 7”

  1. Jerun says:

    December 2nd, 2007 at 12:42 am

    This does not work for me. I use IE7 on Vista and just can’t get it done…

    Any tips?

  2. Jamie says:

    April 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I tried all of this but it was still the same!!! All it would say is blocked, blocked, and blocked.

  3. Bev says:

    June 23rd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I have tried all of this over and over and over again and have tried this after restarting my computer and restarting my computer after this and it still says all of the cookies are blocked. :mad: :mad: :mad:

  4. Norrin Radd says:

    June 25th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    reload with winxp and ie6

  5. Masbro says:

    June 28th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I too have this problem in Vista premium and yes I tried all of above removed all add ons viruis protection even
    in safe mode Vista suxs I dont have any problems with XP Pro. and I see the other persons problems were not addressed?
    I am puzzeled

  6. kaustubh says:

    June 28th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    same problem wid me. i too cannot enable cookie. no mattter i allow all cookie. the problem remains te same

  7. luba says:

    February 15th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    How about everyone use mozila firefox 3. It is more flexible in everyway. Cookies will not block in mozila firefox 3.

  8. Aileen says:

    February 22nd, 2009 at 5:39 am

    I have the same problem. It won’t allow me to enable cookies, even after following the information above, step-by-step. I’m also running a computer with Vista and IE7. No problems with Windows XP and IE7.

  9. Alan says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Vista & IE7 are both worthless (and both very slow) – try Firefox or Google Chrome. It would be good if MS would check these posts.

  10. Alan says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Or Crazy Browser

  11. backgrounds says:

    September 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    windows 7 is the greatest windows OS yet. your article was well written i look forward to reading more of your posts!

  12. lynn says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 9:16 am

    :sad: I wasn’t having to much of a prob till some automatic updates were installed now when I try to log in it says connection refused and then when finally got to facebook it says I can’t log in b/c cookies not enabled so what the devil is going on

  13. lynn says:

    October 15th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    my pc has on the front with all the features [dvd/cd-rw combination drive] does mean I can or cannot make dvd of photos on my computer

  14. the awesomeness says:

    November 3rd, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Avery Guinther says:

    December 22nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

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  16. dinesh says:

    January 13th, 2010 at 4:04 am

    I have a problem wid ie6. i m unable to enable cookies. It even i have followed all steps above.

  17. Riaz Hassan says:

    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:40 am

    :cool: d steps provided was really helpful

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    March 3rd, 2010 at 5:31 pm

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  19. idon says:

    March 7th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    :twisted: i’ve tried everything suggested too, i just can’t seem to enable theses cookies?! help!!

  20. thatgirl1974t says:

    May 12th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks! I don’t mind an informative post once in a while! They don’t all need tobe so serious ;-P … I sit all day at work in front of a computer and I need something to keep me awake and entertained, lol. Thanks again. Cya

    Janet Jenkins

  21. Sandhya says:

    May 21st, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Thanx Allott IT worked for me

  22. maggie says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    The image on security page does not match in windows 7. Still unable to find cookies, which should be simple

  23. hcorrigall says:

    November 12th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Lets be honest-any windows is crap-always will be!!

  24. fashionsupra says:

    December 9th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    very good article,thank you for sharing

  25. Free Download Internet Explorer 7 says:

    January 12th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Aren’t cookies already automatically enabled?

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    March 19th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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  29. estetik Cerrahi says:

    April 8th, 2011 at 2:10 am

    windows 7 is the greatest windows OS yet. your article was well written i look forward to reading more of your posts!

  30. Nicole says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Soooooo helpful THANK YOU! :razz:

  31. Vishnu says:

    April 26th, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked. Even after installing a certificate I
    still get this page. I click continue to this website (not recommended) then
    I get to my home page. How do I get past this window show it doesn’t show up
    everythime I logon using WebAAA Authentication. Any steps or help would be
    greatly appreciated.

  32. amish lancaster county says:

    June 9th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    More people need to read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant believe you’re not more popular.

  33. panchami says:

    June 23rd, 2011 at 9:41 am

    ;-) hey thanks a lot I was going crazy by trying all the buttons on the menu,anyway mozilla firefox is easy peasy to use no pop up blockers and no cookies thanks everyone

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    August 23rd, 2011 at 10:03 am


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