Enabling cookies

Following are instructions for enabling Cookies on several common browsers:

Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 9

  1. Click on the Tools (gear-wheel) icon at the top right of the browser
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Change to the Privacy tab.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "First-party Cookies."
  6. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "Third-party Cookies." (If you select the "Prompt" option, you'll be asked for approval every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  7. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 7 or 8:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (With Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Double-click the Internet Options icon.
  3. Select the Privacy tab.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Select "Override automatic cookie handling" under the "Cookies" section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  6. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "First-party Cookies."
  7. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "Third-party Cookies." (If you select the "Prompt" option, you'll be asked for approval every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  8. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 6:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (With Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Select "Override Automatic Cookie Handling."
  4. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "First-party Cookies."
  5. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "Third-party Cookies." (If you select the "Prompt" option, you'll be asked for approval every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  6. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

FireFox

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 3.x for Windows:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Set "Firefox will:" to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Check the box next to "Accept cookies from sites" to enable cookies.
  5. Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 2.x for Windows:

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Select the checkbox labeled "Accept cookies from sites."
  4. Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox for Mac:

  1. Go to the Firefox drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. Set "Firefox will:" to Use custom settings for history.
  5. Check the box next to "Accept cookies from sites" to enable cookies.
  6. Click OK.

Safari

  1. Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Security in the top panel.
  4. Under "Accept Cookies" select Only from sites you navigate to.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the wrench icon.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  5. Select Allow local data to be set to allow both first-party and third-party cookies. If you only want to accept first-party cookies, check the box next to "Block all third-party cookies without exception."

Opera 9, 10

  1. Click Settings > Quick Preferences.
  2. Click Enable/Disable Cookies