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Cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Shaun Chappell Support Professional Microsoft Product Support – Desktop Microsoft Corporation Cookies in Internet Explorer 5.5 Introduction Purpose of the WebCast What will be covered? What are cookies? Different types of cookies Security

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Cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5Shaun ChappellSupport ProfessionalMicrosoft Product Support – DesktopMicrosoft Corporation

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Cookies in Internet Explorer 5.5Introduction

  • Purpose of the WebCast

  • What will be covered?

    • What are cookies?

    • Different types of cookies

    • Security

    • Importing and exporting cookies

    • Other information

    • Questions

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What Are Cookies?What are they for?

  • Cookies allow Web pages to “change state”

  • Cookies save time

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What Are Cookies?How much space do they take up?

  • Cookies are just text files

  • Cookies have a maximum size of only 4 KB each

  • Cookies are limited to twenty per domain

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What Are Cookies?A cookie example

  • Cookies are named in the following fashion: (username)@(domain)

  • The information in a cookie is understood by the Web page that created it

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Where Are Cookies?

  • Cookies are stored, by default, in the C:\Windows\Cookies folder

  • Cookies can also be viewed in Temporary Internet files (on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, on the General tab, click Settings, and then click View Files)

  • Cookies can be viewed by double-clicking them

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Different Types of CookiesPer-session cookies

  • Whenever a cookie is created, it may have an expiration date

  • If a cookie does not have an expiration date, it is removed when all copies of Internet Explorer are closed

  • This is known as a per-session cookie because it only exists for one session

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Different Types of CookiesSome cookies stick around

  • A cookie can be given an expiration date by the Web page you are visiting

  • When the cookie has expired, it is deleted

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Cookies and SecurityDefault security settings

  • Remember that many Web pages use cookies

  • For each security setting, you can select Enable, Disable, or Prompt (but no default security setting changes an option to Prompt)

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Cookies and SecurityYou can make the choice

  • You can customize which Web sites you trust, which ones you distrust, and the default security for everything else

  • This can be applied to more than just cookies

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Cookies and SecurityThe four Web content zones

  • Internet

  • Local intranet

  • Trusted sites

  • Restricted sites

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Cookies and SecurityCustomizing zones

  • You can customize each zone by clicking the Custom Level button

  • To see the zones, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab

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Cookies and SecurityCustom security

  • You can change the cookie security for each zone

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Cookies and SecurityTrusted and Restricted sites, and cookies

  • You can add a Trusted site or Restricted site by clicking the Sites button

  • Allows you to decide cookie preferences for each zone

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Importing and Exporting CookiesIntroduction

  • Why would you want to import and export?

  • What other Internet browsers can you import from?

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Importing and Exporting CookiesHow to import and export

  • On the File menu, click Import and Export to start the Import/Export Wizard

  • What other Internet browsers can you import from?

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Cookies in Internet Explorer 5.5Other information

  • Deleting Temporary Internet files does not remove cookies

  • To delete Temporary Internet files:

    • Click the Delete Files button on the General tabor

    • Select the “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed” option on the Advanced tab