What is cache?

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Hello,the problem I'm having is some of the sites I go to on the wed like compusa and cnn news,they won't load up until I hit the refresh button.I have cable internet and I'm use Internet explorer.The rest of the sites I normally go to load up fine.Are some of my settings wrong on I.E.? I'm also using Mcafee virus and firewall . The settings on these are working or are they? Please help.

George R.Kline

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This question was answered on December 13, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You probably don't have cookie enable for these sites

to enable cookies

You can configure your privacy settings in Internet Explorer 6 by clicking Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then clicking the Privacy tab

These settings replace the cookies settings on the Security tab in Internet Explorer 4 and 5 (and the Advanced tab in Internet Explorer 3) The Privacy settings slider has six settings: Block All Cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low, and Accept All Cookies

The Privacy settings available with the slider are: • Block All Cookies: Cookies from all Web sites will be blocked, and existing cookies on your computer cannot be read by the Web sites that created them Per-site privacy actions do not override these settings

• High: Blocks cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy or that have a compact privacy policy which specifies that personally identifiable information is used without your explicit consent Cookies that were already on your computer before you installed Internet Explorer 6 are leashed (restricted so that they can only be read in the first-party context) Per-site privacy actions override these settings

• Medium High: Blocks third-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy or that use personally identifiable information without your explicit consent Blocks first-party cookies that have a compact privacy policy which specifies that personally identifiable information is used without your implicit consent First-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy and cookies that were already on your computer before you installed Internet Explorer 6 are leashed (restricted so that they can only be read in the first-party context) Per-site privacy actions override these settings

• Medium (default level): Blocks third-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy or that have a compact privacy policy which specifies that personally identifiable information is used without your implicit consent First-party cookies that have a compact privacy policy which specifies that personally identifiable information is used without your implicit consent are downgraded (deleted when you close Internet Explorer) First-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy are leashed (restricted so that they can only be read in the first-party context) Cookies that were already on your computer before you installed Internet Explorer 6 are also leashed Per-site privacy actions override these settings

• Low: First-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy are leashed (restricted so that they can only be read in the first-party context) Cookies that were already on your computer before you installed Internet Explorer 6 are also leashed Third-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy or that have a compact privacy policy which specifies that personally identifiable information is used without your implicit consent are downgraded (deleted when you close Internet Explorer) Per-site privacy actions override these settings

• Accept All Cookies: All cookies will be saved on your computer, and existing cookies on your computer can be read by the Web sites that created them Per-site privacy actions do not override these settings

NOTE: Changing your privacy preferences does not affect the cookie acceptance policy for cookies that have already been set unless you move the slider to Accept All Cookies or Block All Cookies

Internet Explorer displays a Privacy dialog box the first time a cookie is restricted based on your privacy preferences This dialog box is displayed only once unless you clear the Don't show this message again check box The Privacy dialog box explains that a new status icon (the Privacy Report icon) is placed in the status bar when you visit a Web site that does not meet your privacy preferences You can double-click this icon to view a privacy report that explains how the Web site either has privacy practices that conflict with your preferences or has no published privacy policy You can also view a privacy report for any site by clicking Privacy Report on the View menu

NOTE: The Privacy slider is designed to work only in the Internet zone All cookies are automatically accepted from Web sites in both the Local Intranet and Trusted zones, and all cookies are automatically blocked from Web sites in the Restricted zone

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

282846 Privacy Tab Settings Only Affect Internet Zone

Per-Site Privacy Actions

You also have the option to define cookie management practices on a per-site basis This overrides your default privacy preferences set with the slider for any sites that you add to the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box, unless you move the slider to Accept All Cookies or Block All Cookies (in which case per-site privacy actions are ignored)

To override cookie handling for individual Web sites, click Edit on the Privacy tab to open the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box You can enter individual domains in the Per Site Privacy Actions dialog box with a policy of either Block or Allow Existing cookies from sites which you elect to block will be deleted NOTE: If you move the slider on the Privacy tab to Accept All Cookies or Block All Cookies, the Edit button becomes unavailable because per-site privacy actions are ignored in these cases

Advanced Privacy Settings

You can override automatic cookie handling for all Web sites in the Internet zone by clicking Advanced on the Privacy tab You can use the Advanced Privacy Settings dialog box to configure first-party and third-party cookies to Accept, Block, or Prompt, with a check box to always allow session cookies

NOTE: Existing cookies on your computer can still be read by the Web sites that created them even if you specify to block cookies in the Advanced Privacy Settings dialog box

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

298780 Any Existing Cookies Can Still Be Read by a Web Site Even When the 'Block' Option Is Selected

NOTE: Per-site privacy actions override Advanced Privacy Settings dialog box settings

Importing Custom Privacy Preferences

You can use the Import button to import a custom privacy preferences file For information about creating a customized privacy import file, please see the following Microsoft Web site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/security/privacy/overview/privacyimportxml.asp Any privacy settings not overridden by the imported custom privacy settings remain unchanged when you import For example, if the imported custom settings do not define privacy settings for the Internet zone, the existing privacy settings for this zone are retained Per-site rules may be removed when you import custom privacy settings, and if you import custom privacy settings you cannot change the default privacy preferences for the Internet security zone without disabling the custom settings for that zone (clicking Advanced or Default on the Privacy tab removes imported privacy settings for the Internet zone) For additional information about removing customized privacy settings that were imported, click the following

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