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How to use Server 2012 group policy to set 'Override automatic cookie handling' for IE11 on Windows 7

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  • Hi All, I first posted my question here but was asked to repost in this forum.

    I would appreciate some advice as have been going in circles for last hour.

    We require access to a web site that uses 3rd party cookies.

    Ok ...easy enough... IE Options... Privacy tab....Advanced.... Check: Override Automatic cookie handling. 

        Set Third-party Cookies to 'Block'... however then allowed an exception for the particular URL back on the Privacy tab....Sites.

        Add the parent site in and now the web page displays fine.

    So.... now I have 100 of these W7 workstations and want to use Group Policy or Group Policy Preference to set these values.

    I am unable to locate anything under computer or user config that allows this to be set.

    Several blogs external to MS, criticize that this ability has been removed in IE/Group Policy.

    I suspect I need to download something I am missing...

        ... under User Config\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Internet Settings....I can create a 'New Internet Explorer 10' preference (which also reportedly is compatible with IE 11). 

    But the options of 'Sites' and 'Advanced' are greyed out.

    What am I missing?

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 1:44 PM

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  • > So.... now I have 100 of these W7 workstations and want to use Group
    > Policy or Group Policy Preference to set these values.
     
    Then grab regshot from sourceforge, do a shot before and after and
    compare :-) Then deploy.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Jay GuModerator Wednesday, April 06, 2016 9:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by AndySpecial Wednesday, April 06, 2016 5:56 PM
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 3:54 PM

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  • > So.... now I have 100 of these W7 workstations and want to use Group
    > Policy or Group Policy Preference to set these values.
     
    Then grab regshot from sourceforge, do a shot before and after and
    compare :-) Then deploy.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Jay GuModerator Wednesday, April 06, 2016 9:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by AndySpecial Wednesday, April 06, 2016 5:56 PM
    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 3:54 PM
  • Thank you Martin for the suggestion of using registry file to push via gpo.

    I have no doubt that this CAN work, however I wanted to use group policy or preference for these settings...ffor consistency sake.

    Is your suggestion the way you are comfortable doing it or is it perhaps a nice way of saying that group policy is no longer able to apply cookie controls on IE 11?

    Thanks very much

    Andy

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016 7:51 PM
  • > Is your suggestion the way you are comfortable doing it or is it perhaps
    > a nice way of saying that group policy is no longer able to apply cookie
    > controls on IE 11?
     
    I am really comfortable with this, and it is a good way to deploy
    settings if no ADM templates are available. Group Policy was never able
    to fully control cookies.
     
    Wednesday, April 06, 2016 7:55 AM