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    Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    If cookies are Allowed in IE’s Privacy and Security tabs (and what IS the difference between those 2?), shouldn’t they be there after you Delete Cookies on IE’ss General tab?

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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    In the Security tab of Tools | Internet Options, you specify whether websites you visit may execute scripts, use ActiveX controls etc. Some scripts and ActiveX controls are harmful.

    In the Privacy tab, you specify whether websites may place a cookie in your Temporary Internet Files folder. Cookies can be useful - for example, Woody's Lounge uses a cookie to recognize you between sessions, so that you don't have to provide your user name and password each time (unless you explicitly log out, of course). But some sites try to place cookies for other sites (third-party cookies") so that these sites can track your surfing behavior. You can forbid the placing of third-party cookies by clicking Advanced in the Privacy tab.

    Whether you allow cookies or not has no influence on the action of Delete Cookies in the General tab. It will delete all cookies.

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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    Thank you, Hans. For the explanation of the difference of the 2 tabs. Is there any program that enables you to keep certain cookies when using Delete Cookies? Or is it all or nothing? Thanks for your input.

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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    There are several free programs that let you manage your cookies - see Freeware downloads Security-Privacy - Cookie Management at SnapFiles.com.

    The more general program CCleaner is also free, and among other things it lets you specify which cookies to keep during cleanup.

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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    Acer,
    AnalogX has a tiny program called Cookie Wall which will allow you to keep or delete certain cookies of your choice.
    I have used it for years and it will allow you to accept all cookies via the Internet Options> Privacy tab, yet still give the option to retain or delete others,

    Download it at: COOKIEWALL

    Scroll down to near the bottom of the page to find it.
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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    Bob -

    Thanks for your post. Yes, I have CookieWall and have used it for years. And that is what prompted my question about keeping certain cookies when using
    Delete Cookies on IE's General tab.

    And the Cookies I do want to keep are so indicated in Ccleaner - and in Always Allow in IE.. Thus my confusion, after running Delete Cookies, when I have to re-enter name/passwords on those sites I had indicated I wanted their cookies preserved.

    Hans said "Whether you allow cookies or not has no influence on the action of Delete Cookies in the General tab." So, what's the point of indicating you want cookies in either Ccleaner or IE?

    I am beating this poor horse to death, but I do not understand these options -- obviously.

    Thanks for any light you can shed on my ignorance.

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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    In the Privacy tab of Internet Options, you only indicate whether you want to allow or forbid cookies in general and from specific sites. It has nothing to do with the retention of cookies.

    If you want to keep certain cookies, do NOT use the Delete Cookies option in the General tab of Internet Options. Ever.

    In CCleaner, you can indicate whether you want cookies to be removed when you click "Run Cleaner", in the Windows tab of the Cleaner section. You can specify exceptions (cookies that will be kept) in Cookies in the Options section.
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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    Yes, Hans, thank you. I do use Ccleaner as you indicate.

    Okay, I shall not use the Delete Cookies option in IE. That has sunk in.

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    Re: Cookies - Privacy & Security Tabs (IE6)

    Thanks Viking, I installed Analog's Cookie Wall, haven't used it yet but it looks like something I needed.

    Thanks again for the link.
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