how to reset yahoo cookies?

Question by nyriquen: how to reset yahoo cookies?
IE browser not accepting cookies
Additionally, I am able to get to my Yahoo items by using Chrome browser. However, possibly not related, I’m also unable to sign in to MSN, alerting me that cookies are turned off.

Best answer:

Answer by Arthur Dent
You didn’t mention what version of IE you’re using so this may or may not work.

Controlling cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a website. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a website or web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

A cookie is often used to personalize your visit to a website or to save you time. For example, to facilitate a purchase the cookie could contain shopping cart information such as your current selection, as well as contact information such as your name or email address. To help websites track individual visitors, cookies often contain a unique identifier. It is up to the website that created the cookie to disclose to you what information is stored in the cookie and how that information is used.

Blocking cookies

You can accept or decline cookies. If you decide to block one or more cookies, the websites that use them might not function correctly. For example, if you do not allow cookies at all, you might not be able to view some websites or take advantage of customization features (such as local news and weather, or stock quotes).

To block all cookies
Open Internet Explorer in the desktop, click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.

On the Privacy tab, move the slider up to Block All Cookies. With this setting, websites will not be able to store cookies on your computer.

Note: Blocking all cookies might prevent you from accessing many websites. The next two Internet Explorer privacy levels, High and Medium High, might be more suitable. In addition, it is possible to block a cookie for a specific site by clicking Sites on the Privacy tab. For more information, see Internet Explorer Help.

Removing old cookies

Cookies previously saved to your hard disk can still be read unless you remove them.

To remove all of your existing cookies
Open Internet Explorer in the desktop, click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.

On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.

In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select the Cookies and website data check box.

If you want to keep cookies associated with your saved favorites from being removed, select the Preserve Favorites website data check box.

Click Delete, and then click OK.

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  1. Hollerith says:

    I have the opposite problem.

    Yahoo mail went bonkers on Chrome but continues to work well on Explorer.

    If it does not improve soon I’m moving elsewhere. Note to Yahoo: Your advertising opportunities will be lost.

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