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To enable cookiesIf you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
- For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
- For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option
How to check cookies are enabled for PCsGoogle Chrome Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’ Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser Settings above Medium will disable cookies Mozilla Firefox Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options Then select the Privacy icon Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to set cookies’ Safari Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’ Click ‘Save’
How to check cookies are enabled for MacsMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX Click on ‘Explorer’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’ options Scroll down until you see ‘Cookies’ under Receiving Files Select the ‘Never Ask’ option Safari on OSX Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’ Select the ‘Only from site you navigate to’ Mozilla and Netscape on OSX Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option Scroll down until you see cookies under ‘Privacy & Security’ Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’ Opera Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’ Then select ‘Preferences’, select the ‘Advanced’ tab Then select ‘Accept cookies’ option All other browsers Please consult your documentation or online help files.
How to Disable/Delete Cookies:All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie preferences. These are generally found in the options menu on the browser. Click here
Further information about cookiesIf you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).
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- All cookies placed by Google over the last 6 months
- How many mouse clicks you’ve made on that screen (or touches on a touch device)
- The CSS information for that page
- The date
- The language your browser is set to
- Any plugins you have installed on the browser