Cookies for your Net Surfer

How to Enable Cookies

Privacy Issues for Cookies

To enable cookies, follow the instructions below for the browser version you are using.

Mozilla Firefox (1.0 final release and earlier)

  • Go to the “Tools” menu.
  • Select “Options”.
  • Select the “Privacy” icon in the left panel.
  • Check the box corresponding to “Allow sites to set cookies”.
  • Click “OK” to save changes.

Netscape 7.1/Mozilla 5.0

  • Select “Preferences” from the Edit menu.
  • Click on the arrow next to “Privacy & Security” in the scrolling window to expand.
  • Under "Privacy & Security", select "Cookies."
  • Select "Enable all cookies".
  • Click “OK”.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+

  • Select “Internet Options” from the Tools menu.
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab.
  • Click the “Default” button (or manually slide the bar down to "Medium") under "Settings".
  • Click “OK”.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x

  • Select “Internet Options” from the Tools menu.
  • Click on the “Security” tab.
  • Click the “Custom Level” button.
  • Scroll down to the “Cookies” section.
  • To enable:
    • Set “Allow cookies that are stored on your computer” to “Enable”.
    • Set “Allow per-session cookies” to “Enable”.
  • Click “OK”.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x

  • Select “Internet Options” from the View menu.
  • Click on the “Advanced” tab.
  • Scroll down to find "Cookies" within the “Security” section.
  • To enable:
    • Select “Always accept cookies”.
  • Click “OK”.

Netscape Communicator 4.x

  • Select “Preferences” from the Edit menu.
  • Find the "Cookies" section in the "Advanced" category.
  • To enable:
    • Select “Accept all cookies” (or “Enable all cookies”).
  • Click “OK”.

What about Privacy?

Revealing any kind of personal information, opens the door for that information to be spread.

Just Consider the growing trend of technology conveniences in our lives.

We use “frequent buyer” cards at supermarkets and gas stations. We place electronic tags on our cars to pay tolls faster and easier. We let banks pay our bills for us automatically each month without checks… and we buy water filters online too 🙂

While each of these technologies (and others like them) have made our lives more convenient, each time we use them exposes us to a loss of privacy. Stores know what foods you eat. Gas stations know how much you spend on gas per fill-up. Turnpike operators know how fast you drive on their highways. Banks know how you spend your money each month.

It’s the same with cookies.

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