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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to Import and Export Internet Explorer Cookies Per Site Privacy Actions




Information
With Internet Explorer Per Site Privacy Actions, you can specify which websites are always or never allowed to use cookies, regardless of their privacy setting.

This will show you how to import and export all of your personal Per Site Privacy Actions for cookies in Internet Explorer in Windows 7 and Vista.

Note

It can be handy to backup your Internet Explorer Per Site Privacy Actions by exporting them to a REG file so that you can use it to easily import your settings back, say after a clean install of Windows 7 or after resetting Internet Explorer.

EXAMPLE: 

Internet Explorer Per Site Privacy Actions



OPTION ONE

To Export Internet Explorer Cookies Per Site Privacy Actions

1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Vista).

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\P3P



4. In the left pane, right click on P3P and click on Export. (see screenshot above)

5. Navigate to your Desktop, then type in a name (ex: IE_Per_Site_Privacy_Actions) for this REG file and click on the Save button.



6. Now move this exported REG file to where you like to keep it at as a backup of all of your personal Internet Explorer cookies Per Site Privacy Actions.


OPTION TWO

To Import Internet Explorer Cookies Per Site Privacy Actions

1. Double click on the exported REG file (ex: IE_Per_Site_Privacy_Actions.reg) that was exported from OPTION ONE above.

2. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK.

3. If open, close and reopen all instances of Internet Explorer to apply.


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