About Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. Cookies cannot harm your computer and do not contain any personal or private information.

 

How do I enable cookies within my browser?

(If you do not know your browser version, select Help -> About... from Browser tool bar)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6:

On a PC: (no Mac Version)

o Select Tools -> Internet Options and click on the "Privacy" tab.

o The default selection, "Medium", supports cookies, but you can click on the "Advanced" button to check. Click to select "Override automatic cookie handling" and "Always allow session cookies"

Mozilla Firefox 1.0:

All Operating Systems:

o Click on "Tools" on the menu bar and select "Options".

o In the "Options" window select the "Privacy" Icon on the left.

o Click on the + sign next to "Cookies" to expand that option.

o Select "Allow Sites to Set Cookies".

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0:

On a PC:

o Select Tools -> Internet Options and click on the "Security" tab.

o The default selection, "Medium", supports cookies, but you can click on the "Custom Level" button to check. Scroll down until you see the word "Cookies" and verify that the radio button next to "Enable" is selected in both options.

On a Mac:

o Select Edit -> Preferences.

o Scroll down until you see "Cookies" under Receiving Files. Make sure that "Never Ask" is selected.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (and 4.5 Macintosh):

On a PC:

o Select View -> Internet Options and click on the "Advanced" tab.

o Scroll down until you see the word "Cookies" and verify that the circle next to "Always accept cookies" is selected.

On a Macintosh:

o Select Edit -> Preferences.

o Scroll down until you see "Cookies" under Receiving Files. Make sure that "Never Ask" is selected.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0:

o Choose View -> Options and click on the "Advanced" tab.

o Make sure that "Warn before accepting a cookie" is unchecked.

Netscape Communicator 4.0:

o Choose Edit -> Preferences and click on the "Advanced" option.

o Select the radio button next to "Accept all cookies" and click "OK".

Netscape Navigator 3.0:

o Open "Network Preferences" under Options.

o Click on the "Protocols" tab and ensure that the box next to "Accepting A Cookie" is unchecked.

All other browsers:

Please consult your documentation or online help files.

 

How do I delete cookies stored on my machine?

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0:

o Select Tools -> Internet Options and click on the "General" tab.

o Under the heading Temporary Internet Files, click on the button labeled "Delete Cookies"

o Please close all browser windows and reopen Internet Explorer before attempting to login.

All other browsers:

o Consult your documentation or online help files.