How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer?

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Cookies are small files stored on our computer that contains some relevant text to make your browsing experience much better. Cookies contain the information about the website you visit.

Cookies enable certain functions such as site preferences, remembering the contents of your shopping carts, and even saving your usernames and passwords to different sites.

In short, cookies enhance your browsing experience by allowing websites to acquire your preferences. If the cookies are enabled, you won’t have to sign in every time you visit different sites.

If you don’t keep your cookies enabled on your system then I would recommend you o do so. nd if you don’t know How to enable cookies in internet explorer, then let e tell you how can you do that.

In each and every browser there are different procedures to enable cookies. But we will be covering Internet Explorer here. So let’s get started with the guide how to enable cookies in internet explorer. Before starting it, make sure you have an updated version of Internet Explorer. See this to update Internet Explorer.

How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer

In this guide, we will be covering internet explorer including Internet explorer 7.0, internet explorer 8 and internet explorer 9. Read out the guide till the end and learn how to turn on cookies.

So, let’s not waste much time and being the guide. To enable cookies internet explorer, simply follow the below steps.

Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 7.0

Step 1: First of all, open internet explorer and go to Tools menu from the top menu bar.

Step 2: In the toolbar option, you will see many options, click on the last option that is Internet Options. Check out the below screenshot.


Step 3: In the internet options you will see many options like General, Security, privacy, Content etc. You have to click on the third option that is Privacy.


Step 4: Following the previous step click on Site. As sooner you click on the option, it will open up a new window.

Step 5: Here, you will have to enter the names of the websites for which you’d like to enable cookies. Once done click on Allow. And then Ok. The screenshot is given below.

Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 8.0

Just like Internet explorer 7, enabling cookies in explorer 8 contains almost same steps. Check out below.

Step 1: First of all open internet explorer and go to Tools menu from the top menu bar.

Step 2: As I said in step 2 in the above procedure, after clicking on the tools option you will be provided with various options. All you will need to do is click on the last option i.e Internet Options. 

Step 3: In the internet option, click on the privacy. If any confusion, check the image I have taken for you.


Step 4: As you can see in the above image, you are provided with the option Settings. You have to scroll down and decide either you want to have automatic cookie handling or if you want to restrict your cookies to selective sites. If you want to have automatic cookie handling, set the slider to Medium.

Or, If you’d like to restrict your cookie handling to selective sites, then select the High by scrolling the slider. Once you have selected, click on Sites.

Step 5: Here, in the Address of Website section, Enter the address of the websites you would like to enable cookies for. Once done, click on Allow.

Click on Ok. And you are done! This is how we manage cookies in the internet explorer 7 and 8.

If you are using Internet Explorer 9 then also you will need to follow the same steps as mentioned in the above procedure of internet explorer 7 and 8.0. All the steps and method is just same. So I am not going to repeat all the steps again.

The steps that differ in enabling cookies is, in internet explorer 11. If you are using IE 11 then follow the below steps in order to enable the cookies.

The procedure is almost same with a just slight difference. Let’s check it out.

Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 11

Step 1: First of all open the internet explorer and click on the Gear icon from the upper-right corner of the screen. And select the Internet Options from the list showing. Check the screenshot below.


Step 2: In the Internet option, click on the privacy tab. In the privacy tab, you will see few of the options there click on the Advance button. Check the below-specified image.


Step 3: As sooner you click on the Advanced tab, a new window Advanced privacy settings will be open up. Here you will have to make some changes. Check out the image below.


As you can see in the above image, there are basically two options First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies. From the following options, you will have to click on the  Accept or Block As per your choice.

  • Accept – To automatically accept cookies.
  • Block – To automatically block cookies.
  • Prompt – To prompt with each cookie request.

Select any of the options as per your requirement. You can also opt for Always allow session cookies if required. Once done click on Ok. 

Step 4: That’s all. You are done. No more steps to be followed.

This is how we enable the cookies in internet explorer. As you can see, in the article I have covered all possible versions of explorer including internet explorer 7, 8, 9 and internet explorer 11. I hope you will found this guide helpful.

Now it’s time to wrap up the article now. Do let us know how do you find our guide on How to enable cookies in internet explorer. If you have doubt or confusion you can ask by dropping your comment in the comment section.

If you also use Safari browser, you can enable cookies on Safari as well. Enabling cookies will make the internet more personalized. Safari is not only for Mac users. Windows users can also download Safari on windows computer.

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And if you are not an internet explorer user, or you want to learn to enable cookies in other browsers other than internet explorer then read out the guide How To Enable Cookies In Your Internet Web Browser. In this article, we have covered many other browsers including internet explorer. Do check out and let us know your views on it.


A graduate of the IIMC, Diksha enjoys testing out new tech products and services. Her goal is to help others make more informed purchases of tech products and services. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and listening to music. An ardent reader loves to be surrounded by technology.

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