GPO to auto allow cookies (override cookie handling)


Can someone point me in the right direction - I'm trying to enable the "Advanced Privacy Settings" and "Override Automatic Cookie Handling" via GPO, however in the default GPO (Preferences -> Control Panel -> IE) the Privacy/Advanced items are greyed out. From my understanding this is by design on 2012/IE11?

I've added the latest IE adm file ( and added it to GP, however when I browse to the Admin Templates, Windows Components, IE, it does not contain the Cookies/Privacy options mentioned above.

Is a reg hack the only way forward?

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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Maybe this will help.

try to move this machine account to an test OU and then block inheritance of all policies to OU and then apply the policy one by one and then check which is the policy that is causing this.

policies in GPO\User Configuration\Policies\Administrative templates\Windows components\Internet explorer

There are many options, you will have to find policies which starts with "Disable changing ..."
benthomasAuthor Commented:
The greyed out options are not on the workstation IE options, but on the actual GPO on the server.
Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
That's why you move a machine to a test OU. That way you are not inheriting some GPO that disallows these changes.
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benthomasAuthor Commented:
I get what you're saying, but surely options within group policy settings are not affected by group policies?? That would make no sense, it would mean you would have to move a server out of an OU everytime you want to make a change to a GPO.
benthomasAuthor Commented:
I'm just going to go with the reg fix - this is going nowhere.

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benthomasAuthor Commented:
Was not able to get any information from the site so going with my own recommendation.
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