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When a website can't set cookies to your machine, the first thing to try is clearing the cache. That, along with a few other ideas, should get you up and running.
I run Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010. Until about two weeks ago, I had no trouble accessing Facebook. Now, I get a message that I must allow cookies in my IE browser. I've done everything that I know under IE Security and Privacy options to allow Facebook to set a cookie. I even went so far as to add Facebook to my Trusted Sites and reduced security temporarily to minimum on all internet zones except restricted. Nothing seems to work since Facebook still said I had cookies blocked. What am I missing? Any ideas?
I have two things to check for. And I'm hopeful that the first one will actually resolve the issue.
Clearing the cache is one of those things that just sort of fixes a weird variety of things. Sometimes random behavior in the browser can be corrected by clearing the cache - even if it's cookie related.
Another thing (if you want to go that far, of course) would be to go ahead and
To make sure that some pre-existing cookie isn't interfering with Facebook's attempts to put down a new one.
The other direction I'm going to send you off in (of course!) is to:
Perform an updated anti-malware scan (both anti-virus and anti-spyware);
And then consider also running the free tool from Malwarebytes.org – Malwarebytes anti-malware.
Those three things together should do a relatively good job of scanning your machine for malware that might very well be interfering with your browser's ability to communicate properly with Facebook.
Another thing that comes to mind is to:
Add-ons of various sorts can interfere occasionally with a browser's ability to communicate properly with a site.
Finally, you're using Internet Explorer. Another thing to try would be to:
Go ahead and grab Mozilla Firefox or Google's Chrome. Download and install one of those and see if those are having the same kind of difficulties accessing Facebook as you're experiencing with IE.
My guess is that they're not going to. That doesn't fix IE. It really avoids the problem by using a different browser, but, at least, it would get you to a point where you can visit and use the website that you want to use – even if we can't figure out exactly why IE is behaving the way it is.
So, hopefully, somewhere in those clues, those ideas, you'll have something
that will get you to the point where things will start working for
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