How to Enable Cookies In Your Browser

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Internet Explorer 6 (IE 6.0)

  1. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Click the Privacy tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Put a check mark in the Box for "Override Automatic Cookie Handling"
  5. At the bottom, put another check mark in the "Always accept session cookies"
  6. Click on OK.

Internet Explorer 5

  1. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click the Internet zone.
  4. Select a security level other than High. -or- Click Custom Level, scroll to the Cookies section, and then click Enable for both cookie options.
  5. Click on Apply.
  6. Click on OK.

Internet Explorer 4

  1. Click View, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll to the Security section.
  4. Under Cookies, click Always accept cookies.
  5. Click on Apply.
  6. Click on OK.

Internet Explorer 3

  1. You cannot disable cookies in this version of Internet Explorer, but you can turn the cookies warning on and off. Here is how you can turn the warning off so that cookies will be accepted automatically.
  2. Click View, and then click Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Warnings, click to "de-select" Warn before accepting cookies.
  5. Click on Apply.
  6. Click on OK.

Netscape Communicator 4

  1. Click Edit, and then click Preferences.
  2. Click Advanced in the menu on the left-hand (white background) side of the screen.
  3. Under Cookies on the right-hand part of the screen (gray background), click Accept all cookies.

Netscape Navigator 3

  1. You cannot disable cookies in this version of Netscape, but you can turn the cookies warning on and off. Here is how you can turn the warning off so that cookies will be accepted automatically.
  2. Click Options, and then choose Network Preferences.
  3. Click Protocols tab.
  4. Under Show an Alert Before, click to "de-select" Accepting a Cookie.

America Online versions 4 and 5

Follow the instructions below only if you are using the browser that came with AOL. If you opened another browser outside of AOL, follow the directions for that browser as described above.

  1. Click on Start from your Windows 95/98 taskbar.
  2. Point at Settings.
  3. Click on Control Panels.
  4. Click on the Internet icon. The Internet Properties window will appear.
  5. Click on the Advanced tab from within the Internet properties window.
  6. Scroll down until you see the Cookies icon.
  7. Click Always accept cookies.
  8. Click on Apply.
  9. Click on OK.

America Online version 5 (alternate instructions)

  1. In the AOL top menu bar, click on My AOL.
  2. Select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  3. In the Preferences window, click on WWW. The AOL Internet Properties window will appear.
  4. Click on the Security tab
  5. Click on the Internet zone, then click on the Custom button on the bottom of the window. The Security Settings window will appear.
  6. Scroll down until you see Cookies.
  7. Click Enable.
  8. Click on OK.

America Online version 4 (alternate instructions) and version 3

  1. Click on MY AOL on your AOL Toolbar.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click on the WWW icon. The AOL Internet Properties window will appear.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab from within the AOL Internet Properties window.
  5. Click to "de-select" Warn before accepting cookies.

To accept cookies if you are using a Macintosh computer...

Internet Explorer 4 and 3

  1. Click Edit, and then click Preferences.
  2. Click the Receiving Files arrow.
  3. Click the Cookies button.
  4. Under When receiving cookies, select never ask.
  5. Click OK.

Netscape Communicator 4

  1. Click Edit, and then click Preferences.
  2. Click Advanced in the menu on the left-hand (white background) side of the screen.
  3. Under Cookies on the right-hand part of the screen (gray background), click Accept all cookies.
  4. Click OK.

Netscape Navigator 3

  1. You cannot disable cookies in this version of Netscape, but you can turn the cookies warning on and off. Here is how you can turn the warning off so that cookies will be accepted automatically.
  2. Click Options, and then choose Network Preferences.
  3. Click the Protocols tab.
  4. Under Show an Alert Before, click to "de-select" Accepting a Cookie.
  5. Click OK.

America Online versions 4 (AOL Version 5 is not yet available for the Macintosh)

  1. Click on MY AOL on your AOL Toolbar.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click on the WWW icon. The AOL Web Preferences window will appear.
  4. Click on the Advanced settings button from within the AOL Web Preferences window.
  5. Click the Receiving Files arrow so that the Cookies button appears beneath it.
  6. Click on the Cookies button. The Cookie Settings window will appear to the right.
  7. Under When receiving cookies, select never ask.
  8. Click OK.

America Online version 3

This version of AOL for the Macintosh does not accept cookies. You must upgrade to AOL 4 in order to use cookies.

Still won't work?

One possibility is that you may be running software that interferes with cookie usage. There are many filtering and blocking software packages available for Internet users these days, and many of them also filter cookies. If you are running software like this, then your computer may not receive or send cookies. This will cause sites you visit to assume you are not accepting cookies.

Also, your machine may be behind a firewall or proxy server that prevents cookie transmission. This is most likely in a corporate environment. So, regardless of how your browser is set, cookies won't be sent or received by your browser. Since the cookies aren't making it through to your browser, the Web Site will assume you personally aren't accepting them.