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Cookies Enabled, but not recognized by websites requiring session cookies

Q: Cookies Enabled, but not recognized by websites requiring session cookies

Hi! I cannot use the "remember me" feature on sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, online banking, etc. When attempting to log into online banking, I recieve the message that "session cookies are not enabled". I know how to enable cookies and have done so under Internet Options> Privacy> Advanced... I don't know if it's malware related, and nothing I've tried has picked it up or fixed it. I've used AVG, Symantec, Spybot S&D and a few others in failed attempts to find anything malicious. I also have HijackThis and can post a log in the other forum if needed, just let me know. I've read the "read before posting" information and hopefully have included the appropriate info. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

PS - If I click "remember me" when logging in to Gmail, the page "redirects" for a while and then doesn't go anywhere. In order to even access the Gmail homepage again, I have to clear my cookies. Also, I have uninstalled any P2P software, as I am now aware of how dangerous it can be.

Here are the contents of my DDS.txt

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Joe at 12:26:46.75 on Tue 12/23/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.147 [GMT -7:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Desktop\gmer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Psuedo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = https://www.google.com/accounts/Serv...t&ltmplcache=2
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
mSearch Page = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
mStart Page = hxxp://www.comcast.net/
mSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
mWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
BHO: {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - c:\program files\real\realplayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
BHO: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: {8A406068-D45C-40B9-A096-38AC717FB608} - c:\windows\BHOBJ.dll
BHO: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - c:\program files\googleafe\GoogleAE.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [DellSupport] "c:\program files\dellsupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
uRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
uRun: [Universal Installer] "c:\program files\comcastui\universal installer\uinstaller.exe" /fromrun /starthidden
mRun: [ehTray] c:\windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\apoint\Apoint.exe
mRun: [ATIPTA] atiptaxx.exe
mRun: [Dell QuickSet] c:\program files\dell\quickset\quickset.exe
mRun: [Dell Wireless Manager UI] c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe" -startup
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [SM1BG] c:\windows\SM1BG.EXE
mRun: [dla] c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
mRun: [dscactivate] "c:\program files\dell support center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [LogitechVideoRepair] c:\program files\logitech\video\ISStart.exe
mRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [vptray] c:\progra~1\symant~1\VPTray.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
Notify: NavLogon - c:\windows\system32\NavLogon.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2008-12-23 12:09 250 a------- c:\windows\gmer.ini
2008-12-23 12:04 50 a------- c:\windows\MegaManager.INI
2008-12-21 21:25 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-12-21 21:25 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-12-21 10:45 83,168 a------- c:\windows\system32\S32EVNT1.DLL
2008-12-21 10:45 82,832 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.SYS
2008-12-21 10:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Symantec AntiVirus
2008-12-21 01:13 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\uniblue
2008-12-21 01:09 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Uniblue
2008-12-21 00:56 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\XPSViewer
2008-12-21 00:53 597,504 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\printfilterpipelinesvc.exe
2008-12-21 00:53 575,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\xpsshhdr.dll
2008-12-21 00:53 575,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpsshhdr.dll
2008-12-21 00:53 117,760 -------- c:\windows\system32\prntvpt.dll
2008-12-21 00:53 89,088 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\filterpipelineprintproc.dll
2008-12-21 00:53 1,676,288 -------- c:\windows\system32\xpssvcs.dll
2008-12-21 00:53 1,676,288 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpssvcs.dll
2008-12-21 00:52 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel
2008-12-21 00:38 <DIR> --d-hr-- C:\AHCache
2008-12-20 22:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2008-12-20 22:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2008-12-20 21:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro

==================== Find3M ====================

2008-12-23 12:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\PeerGuardian2
2008-12-23 11:43 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\uTorrent
2008-12-21 22:15 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\iTunes
2008-12-21 10:46 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Symantec Shared
2008-12-21 10:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Symantec
2008-12-21 10:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Symantec
2008-12-21 10:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\avg8
2008-10-24 04:21 455,296 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2008-10-22 20:12 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\Garritan
2008-10-19 19:30 720,896 a------- c:\windows\iun6002ev.exe
2008-10-15 09:34 337,408 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\netapi32.dll
2008-10-03 10:41 6,066,176 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieframe.dll
2008-09-30 16:43 1,286,152 a------- c:\windows\system32\msxml4.dll
2008-09-25 10:13 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{3276BE95_AF08_429F_A64F_CA64CB79BCF6}
2008-07-02 07:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\MegauploadToolbar
2008-07-01 22:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\Megaupload
2008-06-22 21:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\Viewpoint
2008-02-26 21:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Dell
2008-01-24 23:35 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\FileMaker
2008-01-02 09:20 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SupportSoft
2007-11-14 15:23 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\CE
2007-09-24 23:35 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\AVS4YOU
2007-09-15 17:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\BitTorrent
2007-04-04 20:41 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\MySpace
2007-01-21 15:51 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\AVSMedia
2006-10-24 10:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\CallingID
2006-03-14 21:41 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\joe\applic~1\iPodSoft
2006-03-02 18:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Viewpoint
2008-07-24 20:46 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\local settings\history\history.ie5\mshist012008072420080725\index.dat

============= FINISH: 12:27:07.56 ===============

Preferred Solution: Cookies Enabled, but not recognized by websites requiring session cookies

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Cookies Enabled, but not recognized by websites requiring session cookies

Hello! I accidentally placed my thread in the wrong forum and am wondering if someone in admin would be able to move it to the General Computer Security forum. If not, is it ok if I re-post it there? Thank you!!

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I use Windows 7 with IE 8 and have Cookies enabled and set Security to Low. However Web sites such as Amazon and Adobe give messages that Cookies are disabled and won't proceed for certain operations . Any suggestions on what I can do? (I didn't have this problem with Vista)

A:Cookies Enabled not Recognized

Welcome to TSF,

Does this help? From here

Here is a better link that covers your issue I hope.

Let me know please.

kind regards,

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Have two PCs, not networked, that are getting a 'cookies not enabled message' on certain websites. Started in early December.
I visited all the various XP & IE forums and I have tried all the various recommendations; from security and privacy settings, to date/time/region settings, to delete and reinstall IE7, to installing Netscape and Firefox. All with the same result each time.
I've also insured that the scripts and active-x are enabled the standard way via Tools in IE. Exited, reinitiated and rebooted.
Afterwards I ran a browser test (see attachment) and it indicated that Cookies Enabled - False and Permanent Cookies - False in addition to VBScript Enabled - False and ActiveX Enabled - False. It appears that the Registry is compromised. And doing anything via the Tools capability in IE has no bearing on changing the Registry.

Also ran Advanced Registry Optimizer to try just about anything, but it did not fix it either. I do not know where else to turn.

Any thoughts / recommendations appreciated.

A:XP IE7 Cookies not enabled from certain websites

Hello and welcome to TSF

what firewall do you have?

Try this:

Open up Internet Explore, click Tools, Internet Options, click on the tab Security and underneath 'Security Level for this Zone' put it on Medium.
Then click on the tab Privacy and under 'settings' put it on Medium. Click Apply then Ok.


Also ran Advanced Registry Optimizer to try just about anything, but it did not fix it either. I do not know where else to turn.

Please read this

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I am running IE8 on Vista Home Basic.
If I try to use a website that requires Cookies the websites say that
i don't have them enabled but when I check the internet options I do.
My System clock is correct. (nb I am in Uganda so have set my clock using the correct timezone)

With some websites I can force it through, for example I use logmein.com and it warns me about that but if I persist I can force the website to let me see my computers etc.

I have tried changing the settings in IE and then resetting to no avail.

I have also noticed that some websites that require log in allow me to put in my details but just bring me back to the same login in page rather than actually log me in.

I am using 64Kbps ADSL broadband


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Using Win ME and IE 6. About 1 mo ago I started having this problem on sites that I have previously used without any problem at all. Despite the fact that my browser IS set correctly to accept all cookies and I have placed these sites in my trusted zone, I receive the message "In order for site to function properly, you should enable Cookies in your browser" and am unable to use site. Nothing obvious has changed about my computer. I have tryed deleting cookies and temp files. I have googled for others with this problem to no avail. It is hard to understand if something has changed on the internet system itself to cause this problem when I don't find others complaining about it. Any ideas appreciated.

A:Enabled Cookies not Recognized by Some Web Sites

Hi saw46,Do you have a new firewall? Do you have the updates for IE6, including SP1?The beginning part of this article might be useful: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912945Zllio

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Do you know of any plug-ins or programs that will remove all cookies as if they were session cookies when I close my browser? I heard that there are out there but I could not find them.

A:Program to remove all cookies as if they were session cookies

Never used it myself but won't this solve that?
IE->Tools->Internet Options->Advanced Tab

Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer*
Allow active content to run in files on My Computer*
Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid
Check for publisher's certificate revocation
Check for server certificate revocation*
Check for signatures on downloaded programs
Do not save encrypted pages to disk
Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed
Enable Integrated Windows Authentication*
Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks
Enable native XMLHTTP support
Enable Profile Assistant
Phishing Filter

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....

I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.

Here is what I am looking for.....

Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.

What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....

I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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I have a new account with a customer and they require me to go to there bar code generator site to generate a bar code for shipping, when I go to that site to generate the bar code it says session cookies must be enabled to use bar code generator. I went to tools, Internet options, security, custom, and looked for cookies to enable but it is showing nothing. Is there another way that I dont know about. I am running windows xp pro, with Internet explorer 6. Please help
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A:Session Cookies

session cookies (I won't delve into the technicalities) are similar to normal cookies in that they have the same settings in the internet explorer.

Just go to Tools->internet options->privacy tab->click on 'default'->apply->ok.

If that does not help lower down your cookie setting to 'low' (drag the vertical marker all the way down to the bottom) so that it "Accepts all cookies".

Also do check whether your system clock shows current time and date.

all the very best

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Hi Experts

I needs urgent solution of below requrement. 
MY Clents requirment is to Enable the settings peromantly for all users of IE 11.
Tools ==>Internet option --> Privacy --> Advanced -->Enable (check box) on Always allow session cookie.

I am looking registry solution of Always allow session cookie so that I can implement that registry settings through the Group POlicy prefernces.

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When I use a internet cafe terminal and try to view my account with a financial bookmaker I am unable to get access. It appears that the computer is unable to accept " session cookies " How do I solve this problem.

Regards Lingfield.

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In IE9, I know I can block all permanent cookies and accept all session cookies by using the "Advanced Privacy Settings" dialog. I also can instruct IE9 to allow cookies that are explicitly put into the list in the "Per Site Privacy Actions" dialog.

But that's not good enough for me.

I don't really want to "block" permanent cookies. I want to accept them all, but only keep them till the end of the session (like Firefox). In other words, I want to turn permanent cookies into session cookies.

Can that be achieved? A user script, maybe?

Edit: I still want to keep permanently those cookies from sites listed in the "Per Site Privacy Actions" dialog. So I can't instruct IE9 to delete all cookies at exit.

A:Accept cookies sent to IE9, but only keep them till the end of session

Hi drkh.
Here's the answer: Internet Explorer - Browsing History - Delete on Exit
Hope that helps!

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- I have a Compaq Presario R3000 (about 5 years old)
- I have Windows XP Home Edition
- I am running Internet Explorer 8

All of a sudden when I log into sites such as AWeber, I am able to login but the minute I try to do something it logs me out and says my session has expired.

This was working just one week ago. The only thing I did between then and now was to run a full Kaspersky anti-virus scan. I went to their forum and they said their software does not deal with cookies.

Here is what I have tried so far.

1. Cleared the cache
2. Deleted browser history and cookies
3. Resynced my Internet time
4. Disabled my Kaspersky anti-virus software
5. Restarted computer several times after doing above steps

Someone suggested I install Firefox but the last time I did that I had lots of problems so I don't want to go that route if I don't have too. And, I'm not sure that will solve this issue.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help.


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I upgraded my browser to IE 6 SP 1.

Now I can not get into my hotmail account. It says that the cookies are not enabled.

I went into tools/internet options/ and set them as follows;

Privacy - advanved/allow/accept/accept

Security - low

Advanced - As I recall, in pevious versions there was a section for cookies to be checked or unchecked. There is none on this list.

Can someone direct me where to go from here.

A:IE 6 - Cookies not enabled

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I am unable to log in to certain websites that i am a member of. It will ask for my username and password but once i type them in and submit, it will just go back to the previous screen prompting me for the username and password again. I replaced my old harddrive with a new one and this is the one problem that ive been having. Is there any solution???Assitance will be much appreciated.


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I keep getting the the error message in Internet Explorer,

"Sorry, there has been a problem"
"Note. you will need cookies enabled to register"

Please can you help.


A:cookies enabled

The site you are visiting REQUIRES a cookie, so you need to enable them, if you want to visit that site.

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Despite turning off cookies in the internet seurity, I still get the message that cookies are enabled when attempting to hook up a Zune.
Any suggestions?

A:enabled cookies

Dear budster01,
Welcome! I suppose you are using IE7 to browse. Under the internet options,open "Privacy" and set the slider to "Medium-High" and you can read there for yourself that all Third party cookies are blocked and other cookies need your prompting! Third party cookies, usually the "persistent type" are the real nasty ones which collect your personal info', likes and hobbies and all the sites you frequent!. You need not worry much about first party cookies.Even techguy does it. I sincerely suggest that you stop using IE7 and start using Firefox 3 Browser with Noscript add-on. Why do you think IE8 is on the scene? IE7 leaks like no one's business. Use it only to download MS updates.Best wishes and may all the luck be with you!

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I do, My IE is on medium setting for both Privacy & Security, so what is wrong with it. I am using both MYIE2 & IE6 and I'm getting the message when I am visiting some site's; on both browser's.

A:Cookies, say's I do not have it Enabled but....

Your system time / day / month / year and /or time zone settings are off most likely.

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im trying to login my gmail account with Firefox and it says cookies need to be enabled. i checked that all cookies r allowed plz help

PS i have IE, Opera, netscape as well

thank u

A:cookies not enabled What?

Hi zombienation

Does the gmail site work with Internet Explorer, Opera and Netscape?

In Firefox:
Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies
What settings do you have there?

Mine is set to:
Allow sites to set cookies
There are some cookies blocked which were placed there by SpywareBlaster.

Have you tried clearing your Cookies and checking to see if gmail is blocked?

Let us know.

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I'm trying to get hotmail working on my new laptop but I get the message that I need to enable cookies (sorry if I don't use the correct terms in English as my system is in Dutch).

I have Windows 7 and I have followed the 'what to do to enable cookies'.
1. In the configuration screen I went in to 'internet options',
2. from there in ' browse history and removal of cookies',
3. than I went in to 'privacy',
4. in 'advanced' I marked 'accept direct cookies', 'accept indirect cookies', 'always allow cookies per session' and I marked the possibility in the top under the word cookies.

I closed and started the computer again but still I can't get in to hotmail. Can anyone please tell me what I did wrong and/or what I can do? Thank you very much.

A:Cookies need to be enabled (but I have done so!)

I assume you're using IE8 as your browser?

Since you're using Custom cookie settings, in Internet Options, Privacy tab, click on sites and see if the domain used to log into hotmail such as msn.com, hotmail.com or live.com (I'm not sure since I don't use hotmail) is listed there and possibly being blocked. If it is there and marked "Always Block" then highlight the name and change that setting to "Always Allow".

I dont' recommend allowing all third-party (indirect) cookies (it's best to set it to prompt so you will be asked if you want to allow it or not) but some sites need them to work properly (such as hotmail) so you could add those domains to your "always allow" sites. Some people don't like this because of the prompts but you will only have to do it once as when you're prompted there is an option to check off that applies your decision to all future cookies so you won't be prompted again for that particular domain.

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i downloaded uniblue but it only repaired 14 errors (trial version), would love to repair the other 100 , and also every time i let the little ones use the PC they watch videos and a bunch of other noise and then i end up with a bunch of cookies of all makes and models..... i raise the security level on cookies in the internet options and then they complain that they cant watch videos or get in other sites, whats up with that ?

A:Registry Needs Repair / Cookies Cookies And More Cookies

Unless you know what you're doing I would stay away from the registry. Cleaning your registry is unlikely to improve your computer's performance in any noticeable way and you run the risk of really screwing up the operating system.

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So from what I found out so far I have an unusual problem....maybe no but having a hard time troubleshooting and I am almost completely bald trying to find the answer.

So....I have a server running small business which is hooked into the switch which then goes to 10 workstations with windows 2000.

I have cable internet it's run from the modem to a router then to the server. (I believe so but the server used to be unprotected and connected directly to the internet and we had a major meltdown about 3 months a go and had a professional come in and fix it)

Everything was running fine until about a month ago. So I am doing my daily marketing on yahoo. I open up 2 IE windows. One is for the Yahoo Marketing Site. The other is to see my site placement on Yahoo. (that way I make sure I am not spending too much or to little on Yahoo)

The problem I am having now is when I do a search for a keyword of mine to see my placement for that keyword, I don't see my listing. I don't even see my competitors sites, Just a but of really bad choices that have the keyword in it. Almost like it has listed the worst last. Only mine isn't at the end either. So I checked on all the other computer and still can't find the site. I don't see it on Google, or Altavista either.

I go home after work and try to do some catch up. I check to see if I can now see my site listings...Thinking it was a glitch that happened. I have no problem finding it. I am listed right where I sh... Read more

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On my laptop with Vista Home Basic all of a sudden Facebook came up that cookies are not enabled. I was in facebook when it all of a sudden kicked me out and told me to sign in and then came back that I needed to enable cookies. Help!! I have no problem on my PC with windows

A:Facebook says cookies not enabled

Try emptying your cache.

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When trying to access hotmail, it comes back and says that cookies aren't being allowed. I have gone into tools under internet and turned everything on I can think of to allow all cookies. Now, it works if I go thro messenger. file/sign in as/hotmail address and password, then it works. If I start Internet explorer and on msn web page I click on hotmail, then it starts to load then all of a sudden it says cookies aren't being allowed on passport system, which brings me back to the top.

A:hotmail cookies not enabled

Got to have the Java applets , ActiveX controls, and JavaScript set up for hotmail too.
So if you got a firewall look there too to see if your blocking any of this for hotmail and passport.

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Hello there,
So I'm having a big problem with signing into sites like YouTube and FaceBook. I'll go through what happened.

I signed out of my YouTube account a few days ago and now when ever I try to sign in it says that my browses cookie functionality is turned off. I've turned it on and checked it multiple times and it was still telling me the same thing. I thought maybe the root of the problem was with internet explorer( I was using Firefox ) so I went there, looked at my cookies and they too were totally fine and set to where they usually were.

That didn't fix anything. So I went to my firewall because I use to have it off all the time ( can't remember why I turned it on again ) checked it's settings and turned it back off.

I even went to my internet options to check my cookies there but the settings were the same as they had always been.

So for some reason I can't sign into Facebook or Youtube or Google in general and I have a hard time signing into my hotmail or anything else really. I'm typing all of this on my phone.

I tried a system restore but that didn't fix anything either. I'm lost on what else I could possibly do.

And no it is not a virus. I had AVG program for that while this was all happening. I removed that because I thought it was interfering but yeah...didn't work either.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I'm finishing my high school online and this problem is getting in the... Read more

A:Cookies are enabled but I can't sign into anything.

Make sure your computer has the correct date and time.

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i am not able to access my hotmail account b/c after i put in my user name/password, i get msg: "Your Web browser options are currently set to disable cookies. To use .NET Passport, you must enable cookies." however, everything's 'enabled' in my security settings, privacy level is 'medium', and privacy settings 'accept' first- and third-party cookies. i have another PC at home that allows me access to my hotmail msgs without a problem. the settings on both pc's are the same.

boy, am i confused!

A:COOKIES enabled but no HOTMAIL

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Getting "Cookies Not Enabled" error in MSIE 7. Of course, I set them to enabled, etc. Still blocked. Have AVG Free Edition AV. Also ran
Malwarebytes tool.

Still also get a randow pop up in MSIE 7. There's a ghost still in here somewhere....

Thanx in advance!!!


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Scott on 2008-06-28 17:56:18
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
118: 2008-06-28 21:56:25 UTC - RP190 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
117: 2008-06-28 12:02:40 UTC - RP189 - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 6
116: 2008-06-28 07:00:17 UTC - RP188 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
115: 2008-06-27 21:30:56 UTC - RP187 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.
114: 2008-06-27 21:30:40 UTC - RP186 - Installed Windows IDNMitigationAPIs.

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-06-22 15:15:14 UTC - RP73 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-06-28 17:57:29
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Cookies Not Enabled - MSIE 7

Do I need to add more details?

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I have a secure website (https) and a few users have recently mentioned that they are getting the message "you must accept cookies.....". After contacting these users it was revealed that their browser were properly configured to accept the cookies, including adding my website as a trusted site.

They are using IE7. What could cause this issue. Is it possible that their Firewall are blocking cookies?

This only affects less than 1% of our members so it's not a general problem.
Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

A:Cookies enabled however getting message that they are not

They are using IE7. What could cause this issue. Is it possible that their Firewall are blocking cookies?
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Yes, it's quite possible. Some firewalls, like ZoneAlarm, can be configured to block cookies. They should check their settings or turn the firewall off temporarily to see if the problem goes away.

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Hi everyone

I'm having trouble with the google picture search engine and trying to turn the ModerateSearch off. When I go to the preferences menu it says that cookies arent being enabled. This is in both firefox ( and IE (i dunno which version). I tried temporarily turning off my AVG Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus but it still doesnt do anything. Also, I've tried deleting temp. internet files, all cookies, browser histories, recycle bin, etc etc... I'm using ZoneAlarm Pro but I'm pretty sure that isn't the cause of the problem as I've never had this happen before.

Any help? thanks

A:Google Says My Cookies Arent Enabled

It may be your settings...Go to your Control Panel/ Internet Options, then click on the Privacy tab then click on Advanced.Check the radio button in First Part Cookies Should Be Accepted. Click Okay.You can also try allowing the URL of the Google picture site as a trusted site in ZA.

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the ONLY websites this happens with is myspace and hotmail, i have firefox 2 (the new one) and the second best IE (not IE 7, the older one) Its not a really big deal because i have ie and i can just go on there to access those websites, and i also have the firefox extension for switching browsers between firefox and ie, while still in firefox. Its just annoying, and i hate being told things that arent true on the computer, it irritates me :P

Thanks in advance,

A:im being told that i need to enable cookies. . .but they are enabled

Hi Helen

Did you recently download Firefox? Has this been happening ever since a new Firefox download or update? Has myspace/hotmail ever worked with this browser version?

Which firewall do you have? There is also a feature in firewalls to enable cookies as they block them too. But since its OK in IE, maybe it just a Firefox corruption.

Also which version of Firefox do you have? (there is 2.0 and too)
Check this in Help>About.

Lastly, do you have any extensions or themes manually installed?

In Tools>Options>Privacy check the box for "accept cookies from sites" and type in the myspace address in the "exceptions" list to allow.
Restart Firefox and see if it now works.

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Here is the problem:

When I am in Google (in Windows Vista) when using Internet Explorer Version 7 and click "Preferences" I get a notice "Your cookies seem to be disabled. Setting preferences will not work until you enable cookies in your browser."

I checked to see if my cookies are enabled (Tools > Internet Options > Privacy and found that indeed my cookies are enabled. That is, the security setting is at "medium."

I do have Norton Internet Security installed with default options selected.

Note: (1) I did have this problem before and it was resolved by going into Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset. It did not work this time. (2) Sea Monkey also tells me that my cookies are disabled.

I would appreciate it if anyone has a solution to this problem.

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More and more, the Web sites I visit are displaying a message "Cookies must be enabled to view this page." I checked and cookies ARE enabled on my browsers (Firefox and IE), so why am I receiving this message? How can I work around this?

A:Cookies are Enabled but some Web sites won't display

Do you have a third party software that could be blocking cookies? Like a firewall or an antivirus?

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Just set up new computer, initially installed 98SE with IE 5.5. Tried to access Hotmail.com and was given the warning that cookies weren't enabled. Went to tools, internet options, security, and sure enough, cookies were enabled in both places.

Upgraded to 6.0 figuring that may take care of the problem since I was having difficulty in importing the OE address book. Fixed that problem with the upgrade (think I deleted a registry key trying to import the email messages), however, at the Hotmail.com site, it still tells me cookies aren't enabled.

A:[SOLVED] Cookies Enabled Error Message

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When I try to sign in to Hotmail I get the warning that cookies aren't enabled - but they ARE! I can sign in OK from 2 other PCs, just not from the one at home. Its not just my account, my wife's is affected as well which makes me think its something to do with my PC. Any ideas whats going on?


Gateway 200Mhz, 64Mb RAM, Windows Me.

A:(Solved) Hotmail problem - cookies not enabled

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i have downloaded x-cart demo version from the website and installed it on my localhost. but when I try to get into the website by providing credentials, I'm getting an error message from the browser saying "Your browser doesn't accept cookies. Cookies are required to use this site".

I have set the Internet options -> privacy settings to low. but still I'm unable to get into the website. whenever i select any item and click on "add to cart" button, I'm facing this error dialog!!!!!

Anyone got an idea what it could be, or how to solve it?

Any suggestions are welcomed....[]


A:Your browser doesn't accept cookies. Cookies are required to use this site

you failed to state what browser you're using. Some websites are not HTML compliant and insist on using IE as a browser. Even then, newer versions of IE don't always work.

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Have a friend of mine who purchased a DELL laptop a year or so ago.

Since then, and even after updating IE to IE7, he still has the same problem, he cannot login to any site that requires cookies and/or session variables.

I have made sure that cookies are enabled, added thre websitesd to trusted zone set it to prompt for 1st and 3rd party cookies, etc... but still nothing.

If he logs in (even to this site), it will not remember him and ask him to log in again.

I'm at a loss as to what the problem is, can anyone figure this one out?


A:Connot view cookie/session enabled websites

I am very curious about this as I am having a similar issue with SOME sites that require log-in/cookies (currently, Dogphoria and Craigslist are not allowing me to log in, but Myspace and my business site are fine). I'm on a Sony VAIO. I upgraded from IE6 to IE7 after these issues started about two weeks ago and I've ruled out the settings. Who is your ISP? I connect through COX. I'm starting to suspect something on their end. I'm going to try connecting via my laptop at Starbucks later today.

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Whoo, okay, I have a weird one. Maybe you guys can help, because I'm afraid I'm a little out of my depth.

First of all, necessary specs:
My mum is running Windows 7 Home Premium on her laptop, with AVG Free Anti-Virus. She uses Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Cookies are enabled on all browsers.
I'm running Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" 10.04. I use Chromium and Firefox, occasionally Opera. Cookies are enabled on all browsers.
I also have an iPad, which is running the latest software. Never had a problem with cookies before.
My brothers use Facebook through Xbox. They can't log in either.
My router settings are set to allow cookies, and according to my ISP, my internet is up and doing fine.

Now, the issue ...

My mum noticed a login loop when she tried to get into Facebook. Every time she tried to log in, it would just redirect her to the login screen. I tried the same thing to no avail.
I can't log in to some other sites as well, such as Photobucket. I can't upload to tinypic either. However, as you may have noticed, I can log in to forums just fine - however, it only keeps me logged in for one session, even if I ask it to remember me.
My neighbours don't seem to be having this issue - except for the neighbour that shares our internet. She can't log in to Facebook either.

Now, here's the kicker. I thought it might have something to do with our IP, so I tried using the Tor/Vidalia proxy assistant to log in to Photobucket from a di... Read more

A:Solved: Cookie errors and login loops when cookies are enabled

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So my browsers cookie's folder contains ones from a lot of different websites that i've never even visited before. Im using firefox 3.6.8. I never have any problems surfing and my laptop is running great. The cookie's folder mostly has .coms and only a few that start with www. ,, xgraph.net , zedo.com Really random stuff. I have my browser setting now to remove all cookie's everytime I close the browser so its better secured now. Are cookie's something that you would want to know a lot about? Any comments and thoughts would be great.

A:Cookies from websites.

Quote: Originally Posted by novice24

So my browsers cookie's folder contains ones from a lot of different websites that i've never even visited before. Im using firefox 3.6.8. I never have any problems surfing and my laptop is running great. The cookie's folder mostly has .coms and only a few that start with www. ,, xgraph.net , zedo.com Really random stuff. I have my browser setting now to remove all cookie's everytime I close the browser so its better secured now. Are cookie's something that you would want to know a lot about? Any comments and thoughts would be great.

Not really IF you have a firewall and antivirus and you dont go to bad web sites. You may also want to have a malware app to run weekly scans for them.

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I changed the password on my bank account a few weeks ago for security. Previously when I logged in I right clicked in the ID box and my ID & password appeared. Now since I made a change and when I right cick my old ID appears. This bank does not maintain cookies so I"m assuming it's my system. Where can I find and delete my old info.


A:Cookies on websites

There are several methods. The one that I use is ccleaner. Download ccleaner. You should use your computer for a few days and then go to the cookie section and decide which ones you want to keep. I particularly suggest this method because you should use ccleaner once a week to remove temp files, cookies, etc. It will help keep your computer running the way it should.

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I am very confused by a cookie problem on this laptop (SysInfo details in my profile).

I have both cookies and javascript turned on, and many websites, including my own, are quite happy about my system when I login. "Cookie Monster" most certainly confirms that sites are happily depositing cookies.

Some sites, however, like that big online shop named after a long river in South America, just tell me that I cannot log in because I do not have cookies enabled. I can live without that shop, but not without my webmail where the same thing happens.

So far the answer has been to (a) use my desktop PC instead (same version of IE8, but Vista rather than XP), (b) use Firefox on the laptop or (c) use my Ipaq PDA running Opera Mini 5. I have been blaming some mystery combination of settings in IE8 and XP on the laptop (if in doubt, accuse Microsoft). Today I installed Google Chrome on the laptop - very nice, it's the only browser I've tried that renders my website the way it was intended. Alas it shows the same behaviour as IE8: in Chrome, that shop and my webmail both tell me I don't have javascript and/or cookies enabled, which is quite simply untrue, and won't let me in.

So I think it's time to get to the bottom of this, but it makes no sense to me. Why just a few, albeit important to me, websites? Why some browsers and not others? Why my laptop and not my desktop or PDA? Yes, I can get by, but I want to understand what's going on, and i... Read more

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I am baffled by an issue I have been having with my laptop, I've tried everything I can think of but I don'y know what else to try.
I am a member of a market research website where I complete paid surveys online.  The site has a UK and a US version, I am UK based so can only log in to that version.  I stopped using the site some years ago and have recently started again and my current laptop seems to have so many issues with it.  Whenever I try to access a survey, the site automatically tries to redirect me to the login page of the US version of the site.
I contacted the help desk of the site who are not helpful and won't say anything other than advising me to clear my browsing history and cookies, which I have done repeatedly.  When I first experienced the issue, I did a scan with Super Antispyware, which removed some tracking cookies and temporarily solved the problem, but it returns after a short time and is now at the stage where performing an antispyware scan has no effect.  I have no idea what else I can try.
I am using a Sony Vaio running Windows 7.  I am currently using Google Chrome Version 44.0.2403.157 m.  I have also tried both Firefox and Internet Explorer, but the same issue sill persists.
I would be very grateful for any suggestions anyone may have,

A:Issue with UK/US versions of websites/cookies?

Third Party cookies which are ad and tracking cookies can be blocked from installing on your browsers. Otherwise those cookies will get installed
when you visit almost all popular sites and most other sites.
How To Disable Third-Party Cookies In All Major Browsers
Once you have blocked the third party cookies from installing, you will need to remove the ones presently installed in your browsers.
You can do that using CCleaner.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Check for and remove adware using these programs:
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are ... Read more

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I have Firefox 3.0.7 Portable. Many websites are losing cookies and are making me log in again. I googled this and found some possible solutions like deleting cookies.sqlite and renaming cookies.sqlite to .tmp or something like that, but neither worked.

I dont mind this bug too much other than this one forum I visit a lot that is giving me particular trouble. After I log in, the website kicks me out and makes me log in again at random times. Sometimes after logging in I click on any link on the forum website and it immediately makes me log in again. Other times I can surf the forum for 10 minutes clicking any and all links before it kicks me out and makes me log in again. It's very frustrating.

Other webistes like Yahoo Mail kick me out and make me log in again, but nothing so drastic as what this forum website is doing. What can I do?

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This is a net privacy question, not sure what forum is best, but the mods can move it if necessary.

I am interested in a particular aspect of browsing privacy. Most articles I can find on the web, and features like incognito mode, seem to be aimed at keeping your own computer free from information that identifies where you've been (identifying this to people who examine your compute). What I would like to do is keep the website I'm visiting from identifying me on repeat visits. I realize I may have to enable cookies to get on such websites, and typically they won't allow connections from Tor, so I realize they are going to know my IP address, browser version, etc. as well as setting a cookie on my system. But I would like to know if it's possible to erase the cookies, reconnect from a different IP address, and basically obscure the fact that I've been to the website before, so they at least can't track me across multiple visits.

A:protecting identity on websites that use cookies and stuff

I don;'t know the ins and outs of it but check into VPN. Virtual Private Networking. Apparently there are servers that provide you with an anonymous IP address and you can even pay the fee with an anonymous gift card.

You may want to ask the Mod to move this to Networking subforum as those guys will know more than I about it.

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One of our users has IE6 and is having a problem where some websites are retaining the saving of passwords, while others prompt him. He would like to have it save all his passwords, but unfortunately we cannot reset any of his security settings.

Anyone happen to know how we can do this without resetting his security settings?

A:IE6 error with retaining password/cache/cookies for certain websites

I believe the enable saved passwords option is in the content tab, auto complete options. Unless this has been disabled by your IT department.

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Hi all,

Is there a way to completely delete all kind of cookies stored on the machine, including super cookies and any other kind of them?
If not, can reinstalling the OS (Windows 7) with formatting the C: drive, remove all of them?


A:Deleting all cookies and super cookies

abbasi said:

If not, can reinstalling the OS (Windows 7) with formatting the C: drive, remove all of them?Click to expand...

That is pretty extreme just to clear cookies.

I can't vouch for all browsers, but IE and Opera can be setup to clear cookies every time you exit the browser. Opera allows you to manage cookies, so that only newer cookies are deleted.

On a personal note:
Once I noticed how many cookies were loaded just by logging into Techspot, I said the hell with trying to manage cookies. There was just to many of them, after viewing so few pages. It made finding cookies, you might want to keep very difficult.

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‘We find that cookie-related vulnerabilities are present in important sites (such as Google and Bank of America), and can be made worse by the implementation weaknesses we discovered in major web browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari). Our successful attacks have included privacy violation, online victimization, and even financial loss and account hijacking. We also discuss mitigation strategies such as HSTS, possible browser changes, and present a proof-of-concept browser extension to provide better cookie isolation between HTTP and HTTPS, and between related domains.’


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