First try deleting all cookies.
Is a third-party program (CCleaner, a security suite, etc) attempting
to manage cookies?
Is the computer's date, time and time zone correct?
Then, a corrupted Cookies folder is a possibility.
Assuming XP... Logoff of your account, login from another account with admin
privileges or from the machine's default administrator account (startup in
Safe Mode.) From Control Panel> Folder Options make sure that Hidden and
System files are visible. Delete your Cookies folder. Restart. A new Cookies
folder will be created.
Your cookies folder should be at C:\Documents and Settings\username\Cookies.
315222 - A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP:
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"garnogirl" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I was previously running IE 6 and had the same problem. Updated to IE 8
> it remained. I have my privacy settings to allow all cookies but when I
> to use websites like amazon.com or target.com it says I need to allow
> and will not let me compile a shopping basket. Also sites like hotmail do
> not remember my sign in anymore. I think maybe it is a corrupt cookies
> but have no idea how to fix.