Simple IE9 question?

  Housten 18:04 14 Apr 2012

Good afternoon,

I have been having a terrible time lately, mostly by asking questiona to various firms. A reply I have just had states that if I say to IE - in my case 9 - then certain things are remembered by my - or is it their? - computer. This is supposed to be instead of having cookies activated.

I have gone all round the icons on IE9 - at least twice - and can find nowhere either to activate cookies or to make particular sites into 'trusted websites'. I know I am being thick and stupid and there must be a way of dealing with both of these - especially 'trusted websites'. I would be very grateful, therefore, if someone could take pity on me and tell me how to do such simple things.

Many thanks in advance.

  john bunyan 18:17 14 Apr 2012

I use CCleaner (free) to clear cookies, having left IE9 in default mode. In CCleaner you can tell it which ones to keep, but I do not bother. Free version here You can block ads etc - come back if you wish - but see in Tools / Safety/ Tracking Protection. You can also block tracking sites with DNT+.See Abine DNT+At the moment this (for me)is blocking a total of 15 people trying to track what I am doing here alone - 3 social buttons,4 ad networks and 8 companies!

  Housten 12:08 15 Apr 2012

rdave13 and john bunyan,

Many, many thanks, gentlemen! Being brain dead, and tending to panic, it is extrmely helpful to be able to ask some sane people for help!!!

I will be implementing your advice immediately!! Once again my thanks to you both.

  john bunyan 15:36 15 Apr 2012


Glad to be of some help, we are all learners. Hope it goes well - do come back if there are any more questions. I assume you have one anti virus running? PS CCleaner also has a reg cleaner is mild and safe (and free)

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