When I visit a website, I usually have no problems. But from time to time, instead of a picture, I'll just get the well-known red X - I think it's called a "placeholder".Why does this happen, and what can I do to prevent it? I suspect it may be something to do with firewall settings - if so, please could you explain precisely which settings I need to alter?Many thanks.
U need to allow cookies for the site that ur viewing in ur f/w controls. Which f/w do u have?
Cookies? Really? How do they affect pictures?I'm using Norton 360 with the Windows (XP SP2 Home) firewall turned off. There's also a firewall turned on in my Belkin router.
Assuming IE is your browser, go to Tools; Internet Options and ensure that Privacy and Security settings are both set as 'Default'.
Security was at a Custom setting, so I've reset it to Default.On the Privacy tab, the Default button is greyed out. Does that mean that it's already set at Default?
You could also check Tools>Internet Options >content>content advisor>enable and see what any slider is set to (none on mine).If you have any other parental control software you could look those settings.
Content Advisor is not enabled on my computer.And as for parental controls... I lost control of my kids about 30 years ago!!
"On the Privacy tab, the Default button is greyed out. Does that mean that it's already set at Default?"Yes
for your suggestions. I've made the suggested changes to IE. This has been an infrequent problem, so it will take me a while to see whether it's solved.I'll report back at a later date.Many thanks again.
'as for parental controls... I lost control of my kids about 30 years ago!!' ..........I'm just getting to that stage, I think.If it's infrequent then it could be the actual web site that you are viewing that's to blame.
Just to let you know that in the two weeks that have passed since I last posted, the problem hasn't appeared once. So - fingers crossed - it seems to be solved.Many thanks to everyone. Your advice is much appreciated.
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