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Block Third-Party Cookies in IE7

If you are worried about privacy, you’ll probably be worried about 3rd party cookies. Those are the cookies placed on your computer by doubleclick and all those nefarious places. Internet Explorer makes it easy to block them.

To get to this setting, go to Tools \ Options \ Privacy and then click on Advanced.

Just check the box for Override automatic cookie handling, and then select Block on the Third-party cookies radio button. All done!

Note: This should also work for IE6.  But what on earth are you using iE6 for?

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/13/07

Comments (6)

  1. lalaleng

    window.close()

  2. jdc

    XSS fail…. lol

  3. Sally

    How do I remove or block the following on my computer:
    hpzsetup.exe

  4. Heidi

    THANK YOU for letting people know how to block third party cookies!
    I was getting nuisance ads and didn’t know what to do to end it!
    Thanks SO much!
    H

  5. samson

    thank man !!!!!1 it worked

  6. Sam

    How to permanently block persistent third party cookies on Firefox as compared to IE7. Many thanks for your kind help.

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