How to Enable Cookies on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

By Eric Som

A cookie, according to TechTarget, “is information that a Web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time.” Internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, allow PC users to choose whether to enable or disable cookies. One of the advantages of enabling cookies in an Internet browser, according to TechTarget, is that “a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site.” This can be helpful in saving time for PC users who regularly surf certain websites.

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer 8, select “Tools” and then choose “Internet Options.”

Step 2

Select the “Privacy” tab in the "Internet Options" dialog box and then move the slider under “Settings” to your desired cookie settings. If you would like Internet Explorer 8 to accept all cookies, move the slider all the way down until you see “Accept All Cookies” phrase in bold letters.

Step 3

Click on the “Advanced” button if you would like to customize your cookie settings, select the “Override automatic cookie handling, and then set your preferences. Click on the "Apply" button and then select “OK” to apply your selected preferences.