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How to enable cookies in Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1?

By Bidisha ,Friday, January 10th, 2014

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Enable cookies in Internet Explorer 11You may have noticed that certain websites require you to sign in, every time you want to access it. This is a security measure and it is only after you have furnished your relevant details that you are allowed to enter the site. This way it is pretty helpful, especially when it comes to curbing unauthorized access. However, it may become challenging and annoying too to do the same task over and over again. To avoid this, you can let your Internet Explorer 11 store cookies of the particular web sites so that your subsequent visits to the site become easy. However, to do it, you will have to learn the process in which you can enable cookies in the Internet Explorer 11 browser.

On your Windows 8.1-based PC, this is what you need to do:

  1. On the Start screen, click on the ‘Internet Explorer’ tile to open it.
  2. Click on the ‘Wrench’ icon at the bottom menu, and then click ‘View on the desktop’ on the menu that appears.
  3. Click on the ‘Gear’ icon on the top right corner of the window, and then click ‘Internet Options’.
  4. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and in the ‘Settings’ section, click on the ‘Advanced’ button.
  5. From the ‘Advanced Privacy Settings’ dialog box, click to select ‘Override automatic cookie handling’.
  6. Under the ‘First-party Cookies’ and ‘Third-party Cookies’, select the checkboxes next to ‘Accept’.
  7. Now select the checkbox next to ‘Always allow session cookies’.
  8. Click ‘OK’, and then click ‘OK’ again to close the ‘Internet Options’ window.


These steps will complete the process in which you can enable websites to store cookies on your web browser. Anytime you wish that the website should not continue to store cookies in the same, you can roll back the settings by accessing the above mentioned steps.

For now, here is a short solution video that you can check out to easily learn how you can let your favorite browser store cookies. To watch it now, click on the video window below:


About Bidisha

wanted to buy a new cell phone and her thorough research for gadgets revealed her passion for technology. Gradually, she found her drawn to everything related to technology and her work which involves extensive research and writing on new gadgets, apps, and smarter use of technology. Careful, her mission is to manipulate technology-naïve women to juice up their ordinary lives with use of technology.

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