Dataprotection settings on Internet Explorer 6.0
That's why we recommend to deactivate Cookies in your Browser. Unfortunately,
many websites can't be used without Cookies. Partly because the providers of those
websites don't want to lose that simple profiling tool.
For a simple dataprotection configuration you have the option to import the
dataprotection settings as file.
Installing the Dataprotection-Configurationfile
Hint: To permit saving of Cookies for some trusted websites, you can enter these websites at the dataprotection settings. If you select "Edit", you can add these trusted sites.
Why aren't the builtin capabilities good enough to configure IE?The decision to accept or reject a Cookie in Internet Explorer 6.0 is based on what the cookie setting party does with the collected data. Or more precisely, what they declare to do with the data.
This declaration is made in a machine readable Privacy-Policy (following the P3P-standard). That policy is downloaded from the respective website and compared to the users's preferences.
Unfortunately this preferences can only be set quite coarsely with the Internet Explorer. There is only a ruler with these positions:
The Cookies of one of the most known web advertisers are still accepted without acknowledgement. The reason is simple. For the decision to accept a cookie it is most relevant whether a provider collects personal data, like name, address etc. , or not. Advertisers claim to collect data strictly in referece to a pseudonym and not to a real person. Anyway, users will be recognized whenever they visit a site that belongs to the advertisers customers.
A excerpt of user information collected by the above mentioned advertiser:
In the Internet Explorer you can view the P3P-Policy of a website in plain text if that website has a P3P-Policy. Just select menu item "View/Dataprotectionreport...".