How to Disable Access to the "Per Site Privacy Actions" Dialog Box

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SUMMARY

This article describes how administrators can prevent users from accessing the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box, which is located by clicking Edit on the Privacy tab in the Internet Options dialog box.

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To prevent users from accessing the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box:

Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft Windows 2000

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value name: PrivacyAddRemoveSites
    Data type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1
  4. Quit Registry Editor.

Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Me, and Microsoft Windows XP

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate and click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type PrivacyAddRemoveSites, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. Type 1, and then click OK.
This registry value can make the Edit button unavailable on the Privacy tab. Also, the Edit button can become unavailable if the user moves the slider on the Privacy tab to either Block All Cookies or Accept All Cookies. The "Per Site Privacy Actions" are ignored if either of these privacy settings are used.

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

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Article ID: 301524 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • 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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