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Internet Explorer 8 upgrade for Windows Vista deletes cookies

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Edward Palamar, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Edward Palamar

    Edward Palamar Flightless Bird

    Accepting the most recent upgrade from MS of Internet Explorer 8 caused most
    of the recent cookies to be deleted. This is the second time that installing
    Internet Explorer 8 has done this. Will Microsoft fix this unnecessary
    inconvenience?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    My upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 didn't erase any cookies. Actually, no
    upgrade from Microsoft has erased any of my cookies.

    Most reported problems involving Internet Explorer are actually caused
    by incompatible add-ons.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Edward Palamar wrote:
    > Accepting the most recent upgrade from MS of Internet Explorer 8 caused most
    > of the recent cookies to be deleted. This is the second time that installing
    > Internet Explorer 8 has done this. Will Microsoft fix this unnecessary
    > inconvenience?
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Edward Palamar" <Edward Palamar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DFE9DC44-1656-4D18-B4BF-FDAF27226254@microsoft.com...
    > Accepting the most recent upgrade from MS of Internet Explorer 8 caused
    > most
    > of the recent cookies to be deleted. This is the second time that
    > installing
    > Internet Explorer 8 has done this. Will Microsoft fix this unnecessary
    > inconvenience?



    I did not toss my cookies (pardon the pun) with the upgrade to IE8, and I
    actually enjoy the idea that IE8 will allow me to delete all Cookies and
    Temporary Internet Files every time I close. Deleting cookies and temp files
    is desirable, I don't understand your complaint.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hifqe5$ajt$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Edward Palamar" <Edward Palamar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:DFE9DC44-1656-4D18-B4BF-FDAF27226254@microsoft.com...
    >> Accepting the most recent upgrade from MS of Internet Explorer 8 caused
    >> most
    >> of the recent cookies to be deleted. This is the second time that
    >> installing
    >> Internet Explorer 8 has done this. Will Microsoft fix this unnecessary
    >> inconvenience?

    >
    >
    > I did not toss my cookies (pardon the pun) with the upgrade to IE8, and I
    > actually enjoy the idea that IE8 will allow me to delete all Cookies and
    > Temporary Internet Files every time I close. Deleting cookies and temp
    > files is desirable, I don't understand your complaint.


    Deleting cookies that contain login or personalisation data for sites
    visited regularly that you want to have autologin or personalisation for is
    hardly what I'd call desirable ...

    --
    Dan
     
  5. Edward Palamar

    Edward Palamar Flightless Bird

    The "upgrade" as regards deletion of 'cookies' is actually a "downgrade".
    This is not a complaint. It is actually a case of theft on the part of
    Microsoft and it's supporting factions in this regard. It there is no
    current way to "upgrade" to Internet Explorer 8 without deletion of ANY
    'cookies', then an "upgrade" should not have been advertised or offered.

    When I installed it the first time, I posted the error and did a reversion.

    When Microsoft offered it again, the problem was not fixed.

    Internet Explorer is designed to keep record of sites visited. It should
    not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro.
     
  6. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    "It should not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro."

    What does Internet Explorer have to do with test tubes or Petri dishes?
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Edward Palamar wrote:
    > The "upgrade" as regards deletion of 'cookies' is actually a "downgrade".
    > This is not a complaint. It is actually a case of theft on the part of
    > Microsoft and it's supporting factions in this regard. It there is no
    > current way to "upgrade" to Internet Explorer 8 without deletion of ANY
    > 'cookies', then an "upgrade" should not have been advertised or offered.
    >
    > When I installed it the first time, I posted the error and did a reversion.
    >
    > When Microsoft offered it again, the problem was not fixed.
    >
    > Internet Explorer is designed to keep record of sites visited. It should
    > not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro.
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Screenwipe, please...

    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > "It should not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro."
    >
    > What does Internet Explorer have to do with test tubes or Petri dishes?
    >
    > Edward Palamar wrote:
    >> The "upgrade" as regards deletion of 'cookies' is actually a "downgrade".
    >> This is not a complaint. It is actually a case of theft on the part of
    >> Microsoft and it's supporting factions in this regard. It there is no
    >> current way to "upgrade" to Internet Explorer 8 without deletion of ANY
    >> 'cookies', then an "upgrade" should not have been advertised or offered.
    >>
    >> When I installed it the first time, I posted the error and did a
    >> reversion.
    >>
    >> When Microsoft offered it again, the problem was not fixed.
    >>
    >> Internet Explorer is designed to keep record of sites visited. It should
    >> not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Edward Palamar" <EdwardPalamar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4B33F11F-C70B-446F-BBE6-E99453A9AD56@microsoft.com...
    > The "upgrade" as regards deletion of 'cookies' is actually a "downgrade".
    > This is not a complaint. It is actually a case of theft on the part of
    > Microsoft and it's supporting factions in this regard. It there is no
    > current way to "upgrade" to Internet Explorer 8 without deletion of ANY
    > 'cookies', then an "upgrade" should not have been advertised or offered.
    >
    > When I installed it the first time, I posted the error and did a
    > reversion.
    >
    > When Microsoft offered it again, the problem was not fixed.
    >
    > Internet Explorer is designed to keep record of sites visited. It should
    > not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro.


    I didn't have any cookies deleted during upgrade, as far as I can tell, so
    from what I can see this isn't an issue with the IE upgrade process, but
    rather something external to it.

    --
    Dan
     
  9. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Flightless Bird

    Isn't that what IE _is_, a screenwipe ?

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Screenwipe, please...
    >
    > Leonard Grey wrote:
    >> "It should not infringe upon this basic feature in vitro."
    >>
    >> What does Internet Explorer have to do with test tubes or Petri dishes?
    >>
    >> Edward Palamar wrote:
    >>> The "upgrade" as regards deletion of 'cookies' is actually a
    >>> "downgrade".


    --
    Wes Groleau

    "What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing;
    it also depends on what kind of person you are."
    -- C.S.Lewis
     

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