In this post I will let you know how you can accept, block and prompt first party and third-party cookies in IE 10. First, you need to know what is a cookie. A cookie is a file which saves your information when you visit a particular website.
First party cookies: This is the type of cookie which saves information about the current site you are visiting. Generally, there’s no issue with first party cookies and you can accept it. If you block it, you won’t be able to load many sites as these days most of the sites require that you to accept first party cookies.
Third party cookies: This is the type of cookie which saves information about other sites which are linked to the current site you are visiting like ad servers. If you are concerned with online privacy then, you might wish to block the third-party cookies.
Here are the steps to accept, block, and prompt first-party and third-party cookies in Internet Explorer 10:
1) Click on the “Tools” icon at the top right side of IE 10 Window or Press Alt + X.
2) Then, click on “Internet Options”.
3) Go to: Privacy tab.
4) Click on “Advanced” button under “Settings”.
5) In “Advanced Privacy Settings” dialog box, check option “Override automatic cookies handling”.
6) Under first party cookies and under Third party cookies, select any option “Accept”, “Block”, or “Prompt” as per your requirements. If you select “Accept”, then, cookies will be accepted, if you select “Block”, then cookies will be blocked and if you select “Prompt”, you will be prompted to accept cookies when you visit a site.
7) Check option “Always allow session cookies”. Session cookies helps in remembering you when you visit different pages of a site. It’s okay to enable this as it is helpful when you are browsing many pages of a site.
8) Click on “OK”.