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frtwome
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Registered: ‎06-07-2011

My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

I don't know what happened, but apprx. 5 days ago Whenever I go to some of my sites that I have been going on for months,  whenever I go to log in, it tells me that I need to enable cookies, but I have my computer set to accept all cookies. This also happens everytime I go to my yahoo mail. It has never done this before. Is something in my Norton internet security causes my cookies not to be enabled? I am on IE 8 windows7 home I have Norton version 18.6.0.29   I tried doing a system restore a few days ago, but my Norton disappeared, I didn't know how to get it back so, I had to undo the system restore. I hope someone can please tell me how to make my computer enable the cookies.

delphinium
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Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

What browser and add-ons are you using?  Do you use the Identity Safe component that saves your logins to sites?

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Mark Twain
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frtwome
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Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

I am using internet explorer 8 no add ons that i'm aware of. Where is this identity safe component that you are refering to?

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frtwome
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Registered: ‎06-07-2011

Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

Yes, my identity safe is turned on in Norton

delphinium
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Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

If Identity safe is enabled, it should be doing the logins rather than the cookies.  There should be a toolbar in IE8, top left hand side.  If you click on that, is there a dropdown that shows your common logins?  Have you been saving the loginsfor the sites that you frequent?

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frtwome
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Registered: ‎06-07-2011

Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

Do you mean the toolbar File, Edit, view, favorites, tools help? Which one has my common logins? I have all the sites that I normally go to daily, saved on my desktop, and always before, when the login box comes up, I just had to start with the first letter, and the user name and password automatically appeared. Now it doesn't do it automatcally, and when I type in my username and password, it comes up to tell me that I can't login until I enable my cookies. But, I have it set to accept all cookies.

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frtwome
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Registered: ‎06-07-2011

Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

Is there some other way of enabling cookies, other than internet options, then privacy, then accept all cookies.

delphinium
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Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

If you have Identity Safe enabled, you should see the Word "NORTON" as well as a green circle for Norton Safe Web and a small icon with a padlock in it.  There is a small down arrow to the right of the NORTON that has your options.   Identity Safe is a password manager, so if you prefer to use the cookies to sign in, I would suggest turning off Identity Safe.

 

It has its advantages, though.  If you lost your hard drive, you will lose all of your sign-ins and will have to restore them one at a time.  If you choose to use Identity Safe, you can do a backup of logins, so if something happens, you can restore all of them at once.

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Mark Twain
delphinium
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Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

Go to Tools>Internet options>content>auto-complete>settings and make sure that "usernames and passwords on forms" and "ask me before saving passwords" are both checked.

 

Turn off In Private filtering under tools:

 

"The InPrivate Browsing feature in Internet Explorer will prevent cookies from earlier browsing sessions being stored on your PC, and mean they are not vulnerable to cookiejacking even in the circumstances described"

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Suggests-Using-Private-Browsing-Mode-Until-IE-Cookiejacking...

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Mark Twain
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frtwome
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Registered: ‎06-07-2011

Re: My computer will not keep the Enable Cookies setting

I don't have the Norton tool bar. But on the front page of my Norton where it says identity safe, it is set on gold, not red. Everyone of those settings on this page are all gold. Can you tell me another way to find my common logins.