How to disable and enable cookies

Want to be prompted before accepting cookies or completely disable accepting cookies? Here's how:

Explorer 4.x

  • Select "View | Internet Options..." from the main menu.

  • Change to the "Security" tab.

  • Select "Custom" and click "Settings..."

  • Scroll down to the "Security" section.

  • To enable: Select "Always accept cookies"
    To disable: Select "Disable all cookie use"
    To get a prompt: Select "Prompt before accepting cookies"

  • Click "OK"

Explorer 5.x

  • Select "Tools | Internet Options..." from the main menu.

  • Change to the "Security" tab

  • Click "Custom Level..."

  • Scroll down to the "Cookies" section.

  • To enable: Set "Allow cookie that are stored on your computer" to "Enable" Set "Allow per-session cookies" to "Enable"
    To disable: Set "Allow cookie that are stored on your computer" to "Disable" Set "Allow per-session cookies" to "Disable"
    To get a prompt: Set "Allow cookie that are stored on your computer" to "Prompt" Set "Allow per-session cookies" to "Prompt"

  • Click "OK"

Navigator 3.x

  • Select "Options | Network Preferences..." from the main menu.

  • Change to the "Protocols" tab.

  • Navigator 3.x does not have an option to completely disable accepting cookies.
    To get a prompt: Check "Accepting a Cookie" under "Show an Alert Before"

  • Click "OK"

Communicator 4.x

  • Select "Edit | Preferences..." from the main menu.

  • Select "Advanced"

  • To enable: Select "Accept all cookies" or "Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server"
    To disable: Select "Disable cookie"
    To get a prompt: Check "Warn me before accepting a cookie" and select "Accept all cookies" or "Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server"

  • Click "OK"