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How to Make Web Surfing Fast through Cookie Handling?

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

Cookies are small text files which are stored in the users’ local profiles to make surfing easier. However default nature of Windows is that it blocks all third-party cookies for security reasons. Not all third-party cookies are malicious and therefore many times users need to modify the default configuration in order to make web surfing even smoother. This manual manipulation is known as cookie handling. You can modify the default configuration of cookies for better Web surfing performance and make Windows prompt whenever third-party cookies try to enter your computer by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to the computer.
  2. Click on Start button.
  3. From the start menu go to All Programs and from the opened list click on Internet Explorer.
  4. On the Internet Explorer click on Tools menu and from the drop-down menu click on Internet Options.
  5. On Internet Options box go to Privacy tab and click on Advanced button.
  6. On Advanced Privacy Settings box check Override automatic cookie handling check box and from enabled radio buttons under Third-party Cookies column select Prompt radio button.
  7. Once done click on Ok button on all opened boxes to accept and confirm your configuration. If necessary logoff and re-logon to allow the changes to take effect.