You can also set your privacy settings in ZoneAlarm to block 3rd party cookies.
In IE to block third party cookies, on the top of the IE screen, click on Tools
then Internet Options
. Now click on the privacy
tab on the little window that comes up. Now click on the Advanced
button second from the right under the settings part of the menu.
Click on the little white box by "over-ride automatic cookie handling
" so there is a white check in it. Put a green check in the white box by "block
" under third party cookies and put a green check in the white box by "prompt
" under first party cookies. Now click on the oka
y button at the bottom of that little window, and click on the okay
button of the other window.
Now when you surf, all third party cookies will be blocked. You will receive a prompt message everytime a site wants to set a cookie. Click on the More information
button and read the information about who wants to set it and for how long. If it is a cookie necessary for that site, such as the cookies for BleepingComputer, put a check in the box that says "apply this decision to all cookies from this website
" and then click on the allow cookie
button. You will receive no more prompts about cookies from BleepingComputer. If it's not needed, such as the cookies Microsoft wants to plant, again put a check in "apply this decision to all cookies from this site
" and click on the "block cookie
" button. Now IE will automatically block all the cookies from that site. If you find out that you need cookies from a specific site after all, go back to the privacy tab and click on the sites
button near the bottom left. Now you will see a list of all the sites that are blocked or allowed to set cookies. Go to the one that is causing problems, click on it, then click on the remove
button to the right.
Restore your window to full size
Click on privacy
on the left. Now click on main
tab at the top right. Click on the custom
button to the right in the cookie section. Make sure there is a little check in the box by Block 3rd party cookies
. Click on the box if there isn't.
Again, if you don't have SpywareBlaster, I'd suggest that you get it. It blocks a lot of bad stuff from getting on your computer. Read this tutorial
for how to get and use SpywareBlaster.
, who prevents all cookies but the ones needed to navigate and deletes them all
when closing the browser.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 13 August 2006 - 02:22 PM.