How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer

This guide will show you step by step instructions on how to enable cookies in Internet Explorer browser.

1. Click on the “Settings” button.

Look for it in the top-right corner your Internet Explorer browser, often presented by the “gear” icon.

Internet Explorer main window

A drop-down menu with a lot of available options will be displayed.

2. Click on the “Internet Options” item.

Look for it at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Internet Explorer settings menu

The drop-down menu will now disappear and you will see an “Internet Options” popup.

3. Click on the “Privacy” tab.

The “Privacy” tab will be available right at the top of the “Internet Options” popup window.

Internet Explorer settings popup

The “Internet Options” popup will now display privacy-related settings.

4. Click on the “Advanced” button.

Look for the “Advanced” button located in the top-right corner.

Internet Explorer privacy settings-page

You should see another popup called “Advanced Privacy Settings”.

5. Disable cookies.

There are several settings displayed on this page that you may choose from to tell your Internet Explorer browser how to handle and manage cookies.

Internet Explorer enable cookies

To enable all cookies, simply select First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies to Block radio boxes to Accept and check the Always allow session cookies checkbox. This will allow websites to store cookies on your computer for as long as they want to (or until you delete them) and makes it possible for you to browse the internet without experiencing issues with websites that require cookies.

Consider setting Third-party Cookies to Block to prevent any third-party services and websites (typically advertisers) from being able to save and access cookies. For example, if you visit forbes.com it will be able to store cookies on your computer but any third-party services serving ads on their website will not be able to store and manage cookies on your computer.