Enabling Internet Cookies in Web Browsers

Get to know more about enabling Internet cookies in web browsers

To remember details of a particular website, the web browser will save some of the information in the hard disk of the system. These details are known as cookies. This is the information saved on the client system by the server to remember the details of the website visited. Normally, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. The hypertext transfer protocol makes each request in the system different. A cookie is a mechanism that lets the server machine to store its own information about a user on the user's own system. You could view the cookies that have been stored on your hard disk. The location of the cookies will be different for different cookies. Internet Explorer keeps each cookie as a separate file under a Windows subdirectory. Netscape stores all cookies in a single cookies.txt fle. In opera, the cookies are stored in a dat file. Cookies are usually used to rotate the banner ads that a site sends so that it doesn't keep sending the same ad as it sends you a succession of requested pages. They could also be used to customize pages for you based on your browser type or other information you might have provided to the website.

Following are tips to enable Internet cookies in web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer

  • Mozilla

  • Chrome

Internet Explorer

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer, you need to follow proper steps. Initially you need to open the Tools menu and Internet Options. After this you need to select the Privacy tab and there you could adjust the settings. You now have two options depending on how much you want to restrict cookies; automatic cookie handling and the restrict to selective sites. The first option blocks all the third party cookies from the system. Here you could provide the website name which you want to allow. The restrictive option offers more security to the system. In this case you could enable cookies for every site you want.


In Mozilla also you need to select the Tools menu followed by the options. Here also you could see the privacy tab and select any of the options from the available two. The first option is the 'No restriction' and through this the system remembers the entire history. The recommended option lets you to choose the websites from which you want to choose the cookies in your system.


In Chrome you could see the spanner tool. By right clicking on it, you could see the options. In the coming window, you could see the Under the Hood tab. By scrolling down, you see the Cookie settings in the scroll down menu. There you could select the 'Allow cookies' and 'Show cookies' option. You then select the download option by browsing the site.

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