Cookies Settings Are Not Retained After You Upgrade to Internet Explorer 6

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After you upgrade from an earlier version of Microsoft Internet Explorer to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or Microsoft Windows XP, your cookies settings are not retained as expected.


This issue occurs because cookie settings, which are configured on the Security tab of Internet Options in Internet Explorer 4 and 5 (or on the Advanced tab in Internet Explorer 3), are removed when you upgrade to Internet Explorer 6. A new Privacy tab has been added to the Internet Options dialog box to configure cookie settings for the Internet zone.


To work around this issue, configure your cookie settings to the level that you want by using the new Privacy tab.

For additional information about how to customize your cookie settings, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283185 How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6
For additional information about the default privacy settings in Internet Explorer 6, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
293222 Default Privacy Settings for Internet Explorer 6


In earlier versions of Internet Explorer, security levels for cookie settings are configured on the Security tab, on a per-zone basis. In Internet Explorer 6, cookies settings are configured as privacy levels for the Internet zone on the Privacy tab.

For additional information about cookies, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260971 Description of Cookies


Article ID: 296363 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 4.4
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