How do I activate the "cookies" setting on my computer's browser?

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Posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 17 at 10:52 AM

If you are repeatedly asked to sign in, you may need to make sure your cookies are enabled. Here are some instructions for activating the "cookies" setting on your computer's browser:

IF YOU ARE USING MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER VERSION 6 or higher

  • Open your browser (IE) and select the TOOLS pull-down menu.
  • Select INTERNET OPTIONS from the bottom of the box.
  • Click on the PRIVACY tab.
  • You will be see a slider bar. Drag it up or down as needed to find the "Medium" setting. It is the fourth notch from the top. This is the default privacy setting in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Press OK until you are returned to your browser.


 

It is also possible to allow cookies for just a single web site if the user does not wish to lower the Internet Explorer privacy setting. This works as long as the browser's setting on the Privacy tab is not "Block All Cookies."

  • Open your browser (IE) and select the TOOLS pull-down menu.
  • Select INTERNET OPTIONS from the bottom of the box.
  • Click on the PRIVACY tab.
  • Click on the "Edit..." button
  • Enter the web site address, such as nwcn.com.
  • Click on the "Allow" button.
  • Verify the site shows up in the list of Managed Web sites below and is set to Always Allow.
  • Press OK to return to the options window.
  • Press OK to return to the browser.


 

FIREFOX BROWSER

  • Open your browser (Firefox) and select the TOOLS pull down menu:
  • Select OPTIONS and click PRIVACY.
  • In the box marked COOKIES, check ACCEPT COOKIES FROM SITES and ACCEPT THIRD-PARTY COOKIES.
  • Press OK to be returned to your browser


 

SAFARI BROWSER

  • Click on SAFARI from the status menu.
  • Select PREFERENCES.
  • Click on the SECURITY tab at the top.
  • On this screen, ACCEPT COOKIES should be set to either ALWAYS or ONLY FROM sites you navigate to.
  • Once one of these selections have been made, select OK and then close the Preference window.


 

AOL 9.0+

  • From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings.
  • Select Internet [Web] Options
  • Select Use your Internet Explorer Settings to set advanced browser options.
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Select Advanced
  • Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
  • Click OK to exit.

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