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Enabling cookies

Certain resources on the web require the visitor to sign in to the web site before the content can be accessed. If you do not have cookies enabled then you will find you cannot access the content. To enable cookies in your web browser, follow the instructions below.

To find out what a cookie is, see the text at the bottom of this page.

Netscape Users:

  • Click on Edit > Preferences
  • Click on Advanced
  • Select Accept All Cookies.
  • Click Ok.

Internet Explorer 5.5 Users:

  • Click on Tools > Internet Options
  • Click the Security tab
  • Click the Custom Level button
  • Scroll down and find the cookies options
  • Click the radio button to enable cookies to be stored on your computer
  • Click the radio button to enable per session cookies
  • Click Ok.

Internet Explorer 6.0 Users:

  • Click on Tools > Internet Options
  • Click the "Advanced..." button
  • Tick the "Override automatic cookie handling"
  • Select "Accept" under "First-party Cookies"
  • Tick "Always allow session cookies"
  • Click "OK" to save and close the "Advanced Privacy Settings" window.
  • Click "OK" to save and close the "Internet Options" window.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text string that gets saved into the memory of a browser. This string contains the domain, path, lifetime, and value of a variable that a web site sets.

Cookies are used for various reasons. Some web sites use cookies to identify you with during your current visit to the site. These are called session cookies, and are deleted when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies on the other hand are given a certain lifetime when they are created (for example one year). These are used by web sites to identify you when you visit a site on multiple occasions.