I.E. not accepting certain cookies

  Geraint J 21:08 13 Mar 04
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Whenever I try to use Google and save my preferences I get the message "your browser is not set up to recive cookies" the same happens when I try to log on in e-bay.
I.E. accepts cookies from every other web site I use so I know it is accepting cookies. I have reset all the defaults on I.E. and Norton firewall 2003 just to make sure, but no good.
I have also uninstaled and reinstaled I.E.
They all worked fine up until a few weeks ago
I run XP pro, I.E. version 6 sp1

  tasslehoff burrfoot 22:05 13 Mar 04

I assume you know how to change cookie settings and have tried this so won't go into that.

Could it be a firewall problem?

IMHO the best option is to go for firefox from the above, you can set it to ask every time a site tries to install a cookie. And it's open source.

  ///A M G 22:56 13 Mar 04

Go to tools, internet options.
Select the privacy tab.
Edit.
Click add.
Type w w w . g o o g l e . c o m in. (spaces there so you can see, delete them as if you where typing a normal site in to the address bar.

That should be you prob, if not, got back to the privacy tab and put it to low. But you should have another firewall just incase.

  GaT7 23:39 13 Mar 04

1. Right-click IE on your desktop & click Properties.

2. On the Privacy tab click on Edit at the bottom. In the 'Managed Web sites' box make sure Google_com, Ebay_co_uk, etc are NOT present.

3. If they are either remove them altogether from the list or change their 'Always Block' setting to 'Always Allow'. Press OK -> Apply -> OK.

4. Now visit the sites with problems to check if this problem recurs.

  Stuartli 09:06 14 Mar 04

Or IE's Tools>Internet Options>Privacy tab...

This Microsoft link provides a comprehensive insight into IE's Security settings and configuration. Well worth a read:

click here

  Geraint J 13:13 14 Mar 04

I have tried all of the above but no luck, thanks for the ideas keep em comming please !!

  SEASHANTY 13:36 14 Mar 04

Install another browser Mozilla or Opera both free.

  Stuartli 13:38 14 Mar 04

When I had this problem about a year ago my son, an IT support specialist, immediately recommended Proxomitron - you can find it in the Downloads section above.

The problems are to do with downloading ads, banners etc and installing Proxomitron cured it instantly.

But, if you do use it (4.4 version), make sure that you configure it EXACTLY as detailed...:-)

  Geraint J 14:11 14 Mar 04

Tryed PROXOMITRON, didn't solve the problem but its a usefull program all the same.

Thanks for trying

  Stuartli 14:22 14 Mar 04

I'm surprised at that...:-(

I know I spent many hours checking out IE and OE configuration, settings etc and never did manage to solve it.

In the end, vanity originally I suppose, I did succumb to asking my son and, as I say, he instantly stated Proxomitron would cure it.

He was spot on - as usual.

  Stuartli 14:23 14 Mar 04

As I stated earlier, the configuration IS critical, especially the localhost and port settings.

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