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When you attempt to customize privacy settings and override cookie handling for individual Web sites, either of the following behaviors may occur:
When you type ftp://ftp.domain_name.com in the Address of Web site box, you receive the following error message:
You have entered an invalid domain. Domains must be in the Internet zone and must be use the HTTP and HTTPS protocol.
When you type ftp.domain_name.com in the Address of Web site box, domain_name.com is added to the Managed Web sites list.
This behavior occurs if you attempt to override cookie handling for FTP sites. Note that cookies are not a feature of the FTP protocol, and therefore, you are unable to configure privacy settings for FTP sites. Privacy settings are valid only for Web sites that use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) protocols.
When you type ftp://ftp.domain_name.com in the Address of Web site box, Internet Explorer recognizes that this is an invalid protocol with regard to privacy settings and displays the message described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.
Therefore, to resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Start Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Privacy tab.
Under Web Sites, click Edit.
In the Managed Web sites list, click the address that you want to remove, click Remove, and then click OK.
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.
This behavior is by design.
For additional information about managing cookies in Internet Explorer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283185 How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6
For additional information about default privacy settings in Internet Explorer, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
293222 The Default Privacy Settings for Internet Explorer 6
For additional information about custom privacy settings in Internet Explorer, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
298628 Per Site Privacy Actions Do Not Work as Expected