When you use Internet Explorer to visit a Web site, the Web site may be able to retrieve cookies that were not created by that Web site from your computer.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.01. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack
For additional information about resolving this problem, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
262509 Patch Available for "Frame Domain Verification," "Unauthorized Cookie Access," "Malformed Component Attribute," and "WPAD Spoofing" Vulnerabilities
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.01 Service Pack 1. This issue also occurs with Internet Explorer version 5.5 Beta, but there is no update available for this Beta release. This issue is resolved in the final release of Internet Explorer 5.5.