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How to enable Cookies in your Browser:

Internet Explorer 6+

  1. Select Tools from the Browser Menu Bar (At the Top)
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Click on Privacy.
  4. Move the slider to "Medium".
  5. Click OK.

Internet Explorer 5.x

  1. Select Tools from the Browser Menu Bar (At the Top)
  2. Choose Internet Options
  3. On the bottom of the list, go to the Choose Security tab
  4. Choose the Internet Content Zone
  5. Choose Custom Level
  6. Scroll down to Cookie in the list and choose either Enable or Prompt
  7. Scroll down to Allow session cookies (not stored) and choose Enable or Prompt before accepting cookies
  8. Press OK
  9. Press Apply
  10. Press OK

Netscape 4.7x

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Click the Advanced category.
  3. Click the radio button Accept all cookies.
  4. Click OK.

Netscape 7.xx, Mozilla

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences. (In MacOS X, choose Preferences from the Netscape or Mozilla menu.)
  2. Select the arrow next to Privacy and Security.
  3. Click the Cookies category.
  4. Click the radio button Enable all cookies.
  5. Click OK. You will need to close and reopen your browser for this to take effect.

Opera 7.11

  1. From the File menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Click the Privacy category.
  3. Check Enable Cookies.
  4. From the Normal Cookies drop-down menu, select Automatically accept all cookies.
  5. From the Third Part drop-down menu, select Automatically accept all cookies.
  6. Click OK.

Safari

  1. From the Safari Menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Click the Security icon.
  3. In the Accept Cookies: selection box, chose Always or Only from sites you navigate to.

Camino

  1. Select Preferences from the Camino menu.
  2. Click on the Privacy icon.
  3. Click Enable cookies.
  4. Close the Preferences by clicking in the window's close box.

 

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