Internet Explorer (Win) - Managing Cookies

Access to some web sites, including web sites in the UW network, requires cookies. This document explains how to manage cookies in Internet Explorer on Windows-based computers to meet your preferences. For general information on cookies, please see our document:
Web Browsers - Cookies FAQ.

Privacy Settings

The "Privacy Settings" menu in Internet Explorer can be accessed by going to:

The "Privacy" tab allows you to set the level of privacy. The privacy options range from accepting all cookies (lowest) to blocking all cookies (highest). Move the slider UP for a higher level of privacy or DOWN for a lower level of privacy. It is recommended to keep the default setting of "Medium."

Additional options in the "Privacy Settings" dialog box include:

Deleting Cookies

To delete all cookies, follow these steps:

  1. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> General.
  2. Click Delete Cookies.
  3. Click OK.

To delete an individual cookie, follow these steps:

  1. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> General.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click View Files.
  4. Select the cookie you want to delete.
  5. On the File menu, click Delete.
  6. Click OK.