Monthly Archives: April 2013

IE 8 Cookies Grief

I was testing an ASP.NET MVC app today in the scenario where cookies are disabled in IE 8. Using the Developer Tools, I disabled cookies and my code worked as expected. All testing passed.

Then, I unticked the Disable Cookies menu item of the Cache menu of the said Developer Tools, foolishly expecting cookies to be enabled again. Wrong!

Anyhow, about an hour later and too many hits of F5 that I care to relive, I figured out that I had to perform a reset. Bascially IE’s version of a factory reset. Here’s how it is done:

Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab > Reset button (at bottom right):