Need some help with security settings on Windows XP!

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  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I recently installed XP and I'm having a lot of trouble setting the cookies correctly. I have to sign in every time I visit HTF, and I can't access some other sites at all due to this cookie issue.

    Anyone got any ideas? I would appreciate it.
     
  2. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    This might be due to some of the privacy settings in Internet Explorer 6 - it tends to block a lot of cookies.

    Go to the tools menu, and select internet options.

    Select the privacy tab, and see what it is set to (Medium is what I have). You can click the edit button and override IE6s cookie blocks.

    Some of the sites that you need to do this for are:-

    mp3.com

    ezboard.com

    The DVD profiler forums.

    I haven't had to do this for HTF though.

    Darren.
     
  3. Hugh M

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    to see what sites are being blocked, and chenge the list of those, you can also double click on the "red" icon that appears in your status bar, down next to the "internet" world icon.
     
  4. Curtis Koenig

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    While the new cookie feature is nice the best program I have found for managing cookies is "cookie wall" from analog x Analog X. It is in the network section of the site and works really well, is free and easy to use.
    Basically after you configure it, every time a cookie is sent to you a box will ask if you want to allow the cookie every time, delete it every time or just allow it this time. As long as the cookies don't change on a site alot it won't ask (it uses the cookie signature and if a site changes what is in the cookie the sig changes).
    They also have a great pop-up ad blocker called POW. I love it. It uses the title bar portion of a pop-up to remember them. After you tell it that a window is a popup you will never see it again.
     

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