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This is about not being able to accept cookies, I E version 6.

I have changed and re-changed setting in internet options. I put the bar at accept all cookies. I have shut down my firewall and this did not help. I am using Zonealarm.

I have seen this addressed on several news groups and no one seems to have an answer. I have searched the knowledge base and tried several suggestions, no help.

Starting out, I E 6 was working okay, and then it quit accepting cookies. I asked for some knowledge from this forum. It was suggested that I use I E version 5.5.

I have Win98, Pentium II, 233 mhz, 196 megs ram, 32 g hd, plenty of room.

I used a program call IEradicator to remove I E 6. (http:\\
This did seem to remove I E from my computer. I ran it twice. I scandisk and defraged, ran regclean, scandisk and defrag again. I installed I E version 5.5. I still can not get this computer to accept cookies. I discovered that the internet options drop down was the same as version 6. This options menu still has a privacy tab included. I don’t think that this is part of version 5.5.

I still can’t accept cookies.

Does anyone know what to work over, to help me correct this main problem?

I know that I can empty all data and reformat. Might be what has to be. Did not want to do this.

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Here are two possible ways that may help .

Double check your settings ( close & reopen ) to make sure everthing has been done correctly & the changes have stuck .

Dear Fred: Let me tell you of a simple way I have come up with
for managing cookies. It may not work for everyone, but it
works for me.
In the Internet Options (Security tab), I set both the
Internet zone and the Trusted Sites zone to Medium security.
Then, in the Internet zone, I disallow cookies that are stored
on the computer, while allowing session cookies. In the
Trusted Sites zone, I allow both. Whenever I run into a site
which needs to store a cookie (like eBay, Amazon, cable TV
listings, etc.) I add that site to the Trusted Sites zone. At
the end of the day, I have on the drive those cookies which I
need to keep, and all others are history.
To make this even easier, I use a small application called
Trust Setter, which puts two buttons in the IE toolbar, Add to
Trusted Sites, and Add to Restricted Sites. Get it from .
Available by right clicking on the unwanted page .

Cookies present a dilemma. On one hand, chances are you want to accept cookies from some sites
(for such functionality as saving login information). On the other hand, so many sites write
cookies to your hard drive that you'll probably want to delete them every now and then. Cookie
Jar lets you keep the cookies you want and delete the cookies you don't want. Simply sort
cookies into Allowed and Banned (or Undecided) jars. Cookie Jar can then be set to run when
Windows starts up and delete all Banned and/or Undecided cookies, leaving the Allowed ones

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More info below , overkill I know , but may find you have to reinstall ie6 & remove again .
I keep all this on one file , so just take out of it , what you need .

Try choice 2 .;EN-US;q194177
W95 you have 3 choices . With W98 , if you have IE5.1 or higher & you
still have IE4 installed the following applies . No IE4 only 2 choices .
IE5.5 if over the top of 5.1 , offers 3 choices .

You can install IE5.1 straight over 4 . A big feature with IE5 is that
it can be repaired without uninstalling . Here is how to do it . Open
Control Panel , Add / Remove , click on Microsoft Internet Explorer ,
then click on add / remove down the bottom . This opens a window with
3 choices .

Choice 1. Add , insert your IE5 install program & you can find other
items you may not have installed 1st time .

Choice 2. Repair , fixes problems that may crop up with IE5 / Outlook

Choice 3. If unfixable , removes IE5 & goes back to IE4 , now if you
want to you can reinstall IE5 or a later version or another browser
altogether .

No Microsoft Internet Explorer in Control Panel !;EN-US;q194177
Start > Run , key in msinfo32 and press Enter . Click on Tools > IE Repair Tool or Start >
Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information . Click on Tools > IE Repair Tool .

Internet Explorer Repair tool from a command prompt:;EN-US;q194177
Click Start , and then click Run .
In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK :
rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"
NOTE : This command is case sensitive.

W2000 > Start > Run
then enter exactly (copy & paste)
rundll32.exe setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance
this will give you the IE Repair dialog... proceed to repair IE

Repair IE6;EN-US;q318378

To reinstall IE6
1. Open the Start menu and select Run.

2. Type %SystemRoot%\Inf in the prompt and press Enter.

3. Locate and right-click the Msoe50.inf file.

4. Select Install.

5. Close the folder window after the copy process is complete.

6. Run OE.

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 6
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows XP
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows XP 64-Bit Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows 2000
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows 98
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 for Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition


How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP (Q318378);en-us;Q318378;EN-US;q194177


Windows 98 Second Edition does not contain an entry for the ierepair
tool in the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Windows 98 Second Edition removes the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
and Internet Tools option because Internet Explorer is integrated
with Windows 98 Second Edition and cannot be uninstalled
(the ierepair option is available only from the Internet Explorer 5
Uninstall dialog box) , or , Start>Run, key in msinfo32 and press
Enter. Click on Tools>IE Repair Tool .

Note , if you get the W98SE upgrade ( don't know about the update
version ) the repair feature is available .
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