Per Site Privacy Actions Do Not Work as Expected

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SYMPTOMS

When you override cookie handling for an individual Web site, and then you visit that site on the Web, the following behavior may occur:
  • The privacy icon is not displayed on the status bar, and cookies are saved to your computer, even though you configured Microsoft Internet Explorer to block the Web site from saving cookies on your computer.

    -or-
  • Cookies are not saved to your computer, even though you configured Internet Explorer to allow the Web site to save cookies on your computer.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur when the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) -- or Web address -- of the site is incorrectly typed in the Address of Web site box in the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box. When you over-ride cookie handling for individual Web sites, Internet Explorer does not warn you if an incorrect or invalid URL is added to the Managed Web sites list, provided that it contains at least one period (.).

For example, if you type 1.2 or www.microsoft.comm in the Address of Web site box, and then click either Block or Allow, the invalid address is added to the Managed Web sites list.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, remove the invalid address from the list, and then type the correct address for the Web site that you want to manage. You must type the exact address of the Web site. For example, type www.microsoft.com. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Privacy tab.
  3. Under Web Sites, click Edit.
  4. In the Managed Web sites list, click the incorrect address, click Remove, and then click OK.
  5. In the Address of Web site box, type the correct Web address, and then click Block if you do not want to allow the Web site to save cookies on your computer. Or, click Allow if you want to allow the Web site to save cookies on your computer.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about privacy settings in Internet Explorer 6, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283185 How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6

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Article ID: 298628 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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