How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Internet Explorerby Aaron Parson
Internet Explorer's default settings accept some cookies, while blocking others that pose a greater potential risk to your privacy. Usually, you'll want to leave the browser's cookie settings untouched -- restricting more cookies can keep websites from working correctly, while allowing more cookies is rarely necessary. To check the current setting, or if you need to change it or create an exception for a specific site, open the Privacy tab in the Internet Options window.
Internet Explorer Cookie Settings
Manual Cookie Settings
To override the slider, click **Advanced** on the Privacy tab and check **Override Automatic Cookie Handling**. You can then pick whether to allow, block or ask about each cookie, with separate settings for first-party and third-party cookies. The **Always Allow Session Cookies** option allows cookies that delete themselves when you close your browser, even if your other settings would block them.
Individual Site Exclusions
Click **Sites** on the Privacy tab to change cookie settings for specific websites. Type a site's domain, such as **google.com**, and choose either **Allow** or **Block** to add an exception to the list. Select an exception from the list and click **Remove** to erase it, or click **Remove All** to clear the list.
Delete Existing Cookies
To remove all cookies from Internet Explorer, switch to the **General** tab and click **Delete**. Check **Cookies and Website Data**, uncheck any items you don't want to erase and confirm by clicking **Delete**. Erasing specific cookies takes a bit more work. Visit the site that created the cookie you don't want, and press **F12** to open the developer tools. Switch to the **Network** tab by pressing **Ctrl-4**. On the menu bar, click the icon of a cookie with an "X" above it to **Clear Cookies for This Domain**. When you're done, press **F12** again to close the developer tools.