Clearing Cookies And Deleting Files In Internet Explorer

Understanding Cookies
Cookies are small text files that websites put on your computer to store information about you and your preferences.

Websites use cookies to offer a personalized experience to users and to gather information about website use. Many websites also use cookies to store information that provides a consistent experience between sections of the site, such as a shopping cart or customized pages. With a trusted website, cookies can enrich your experience by allowing the site to learn your preferences or allowing you to skip having to sign in every time you go to the website. However, some cookies, such as those saved by banner ads, might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites you visit.  You can block or allow cookies on all websites or you can choose which websites' cookies are allowed. 

Your Choices in Working With Cookies

Block or Allow All Cookies:
1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK.

Blocking cookies might prevent some webpages from displaying correctly.

Block or Allow Cookies Based on Their Type:
Rather than picking specific websites to block or allow, you can specify general types of cookies that are acceptable. For example, you can choose to allow cookies from websites that have privacy policies or to block those from websites that store personal information without your consent. 

1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the Privacy tab, move the slider to the level of privacy that you want to set, and then click OK.

As you move the slider, Internet Explorer provides a description of the types of cookies that are blocked or allowed at that privacy level.

Block or Allow Cookies From Specific Websites:

1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3. Click the Privacy tab, and then move the slider to a position between the top and bottom so you are not blocking or allowing all cookies.

4.Click Sites.

5.In the Address of website box, type a website address, and then click Block or Allow.

As you type, a list of webpages that you have already visited will be displayed. You can click an item in the list and it will be displayed in the Address of website box.

6.Repeat step 5 for each website you want to block or allow. When you are finished, click OK.

7.Move the slider back to the position it was originally in, and then click OK.

Why Delete Cookies and Temporary Internet Files?

PeopleSoft screens will become increasingly sluggish if a large number of cookies and temporary files are on your PC. Please delete the cookies and temporary files in Internet Explorer before contacting ITS if PeopleSoft should become unresponsive.

Deleting Cookies
To delete cookies, follow these steps:

1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

3. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.

4. Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete if it isn't already checked. Clear or select check boxes for any other options you also want to delete. If you want to keep cookies for your saved favorites, select the Preserve Favorites website data check box.


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