What are cookies used for?
What are temporary cookies?
Temporary cookies (or cookies from a session) will be removed from your computer after you close Internet Explorer. Web sites use them to store temporary information, such as the items in your shopping cart.
What are permanent cookies?
Permanent cookies (or saved cookies) will remain on your computer after you close Internet Explorer. Web sites use them to store information, such as your login name and password, so you do not need to sign up every time you visit a site. Permanent cookies can stay on your computer days, months, or even years.
What are their own cookies?
Own cookies come from the web site you are viewing and may be permanent or temporary. Web sites can use these cookies to store information they will use again the next time you visit them.
What are third-party cookies?
Third-party cookies come from ads on other websites (such as pop-up or banner ads) on the web site you are viewing. Web sites can use these cookies to track how you use the web and use it for marketing purposes.
Can I block cookies?
Yes, you can block or allow cookies for all websites or choose the cookies on which websites to allow.
Do I need to block all cookies?
Not necessarily. Blocking all cookies can help protect your privacy, but can limit your ability on some websites. Choose selectively for which sites to allow cookies. You can start by blocking all cookies, and then resolve cookies as needed for websites you trust.