Error – To allow this website to provide information personalized for you, will youallow it to put a small file (called a cookie) on your computer?”

Problem -> Whenever we use powershell  “Invoke-WebRequest” command to access website with cookies then its gives warning as below:

powershell> Invoke-WebRequest http://microsoft.com

Warning:
“To Allow this website to provide information personalized for you, will you allow it to put a small file (cookie) on your computer?”

Solution ->

Solution 1 – Windows 8.1 there was a workaround. If you went into: Control Panel > Internet Options > Privacy, there was a slider you could turn all the way down to allow ALL cookies.

Solution 2 – you can use “-UseBasicParsing” in “Invoke-WebRequest” command in case you dont want to use advance options like “ParsedHtml.getElementsByTagName ”

Invoke-WebRequest http://microsoft.com -UseBasicParsing

 

Solution 3 – one more workaround as below:

open powershell with “run as administrator” and run below command to add reg key:

reg add “HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3” /t REG_DWORD /v 1A10 /f /d 0

Then close your PowerShell session, re-open it, and try.

 


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By Arun Sabale

Arun is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 14 years of experience in IT. Arun Sabale is Blogger and tech enthusiast. His main focus is on Azure cloud infra, Cloud automation with powershell, python, ARM terraform and all cloud infra services like compute, storage, network, automation, function api etc... LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/arun-sabale/

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