Enabling Cookies in Windows Vista

A cookie is a small text file saved by a specific website with relevant information about its web page preferences and settings saved by the user. The webpage retrieves it when the user accesses the web page again. Mostly, cookies are very important for e-commerce websites and search engines. Windows tech support guidelines for enabling and adjusting cookie settings as per your preference are given below.

Enable All Cookies

  • Open the Internet Explorer web browser. For this, you may double click on its shortcut from the desktop or open the Start Menu and then select
  • Click on the Tools button that you see on the main toolbar. From the options available, select Internet Options.
  • In the Internet Options box, select the Privacy
  • Drag the slider to the bottom. Doing this would enable cookies from all websites.

Enable Cookies based on type

  • Open the Internet Explorer web browser. For this, you may double click on its shortcut from the desktop or open the Start Menu and then select
  • Click on the Tools button that you see on the main toolbar. From the options available, select Internet Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab In the Internet Options
  • You may now drag the slider up or down and select the level of privacy you prefer.
  • According to how you set the level here, you will see cookies from specific websites.

Enable Cookies from selected websites

  • Open up the Internet Explorer web browser. As explained above, you can open it using the Start menu shortcut or using the desktop shortcut.
  • Click on Tools from the main toolbar and select Internet Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab in the windows that opens up.
  • Drag the slider to the middle, between the top and the bottom.
  • In the Sites tab, enter the address of the specific website that you wish to enable cookies for and then select Allow.
  • Repeat this steps if you need to enable cookies for multiple web pages.
  • You can move the slider to where it was before and then select OK to save the settings.

These Windows tech support guidelines must have helped you adjust cookie settings in Windows Vista. Since cookies can store passwords and credit card details, it is advised not to disable cookies of websites that you use often.

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