Web Site Reports That You Must Enable Cookies

Symptoms

When you use services from Web site "A" by using a frameset (or portal) on Web site "B", cookies that Web site A tries to set may be blocked at the default medium privacy level.

Cause

In the preceding example, Web site A is in the third-party context. The medium privacy setting blocks third-party cookies that do not have a compact policy (a condensed computer-readable privacy statement) or third-party cookies that have a compact policy that specifies that personally identifiable information is used without your implicit consent.

Resolution

To work around this behavior, connect to Web site A directly, or set your privacy level to low or to accept all cookies:
  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
  2. On the Privacy tab, move the settings slider to Low or Accept All Cookies.
  3. Click OK.

Status

This behavior is by design.

More Information

For additional information about cookies, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260971 Description of Cookies
For additional information about 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
For additional information about how to configure privacy settings in Internet Explorer 6, 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: 299331 - Last Review: Sep 28, 2011 - Revision: 1

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