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FAS Help Documents: Browser Cookies
Browser Cookies:

What is a Cookie

  • Basically Cookies are small text only files that websites send to your internet browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer.  Browsers manages Cookies on your local computer while you surf the internet.  Cookies, if enabled, are sent back to the website you are visiting by your browser each time you visit a page.  Upon each visit your broswer will check to see if you have a Cookie for that website, if so, and Cookies are enabled, it will send back only the Cookie for that website.  These Cookies are most often used to verify a previous visit the website or to confirm your status as being logged in or not.  By doing so the website knows if relavent to customize your experience.  Many websites that allow users to login, require Cookies to be enabled.
  • For a more in depth discussion on Cookies visit:
Enabling Cookies:

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to the "Tools" menu.
  2. Select "Options".
  3. Select the "Privacy" icon.
  4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set cookies".
  5. Click "OK" to save changes.

Windows Internet Explorer 5

  1. On the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  2. Click on the Security tab, select Internet and then click on Custom Level...
  3. Scroll down to the Cookies section and, under Allow cookies that are stored on your comptuer, click to select Enable.
  4. Click OK and OK again.

Windows Internet Explorer 6

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. Click the Privacy tab, and then click the Advanced button.
  3. Click the check box marked Override automatic cookie handling.
  4. Click Accept under First Party Cookies.
  5. Click Accept under Third Party Cookies.
  6. Click the check box marked Always allow session cookies.
  7. Click OK and OK again.

Macintosh Internet Explorer 4.x and higher

  1. On the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Click to expand Receiving Files.
  3. Click Cookies.
  4. Next to When receiving cookies:, choose Never ask from the drop-down list.
  5. Click OK.

Netscape 4.x for Windows and Macintosh

  1. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. Select Advanced.
  3. Select Accept all cookies.
  4. Click OK.

Netscape 6.x and 7.x for Windows and Macintosh

  1. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. Expand the Privacy & Security category in the Preferences window.
  3. From the list of options, select the Cookies subcategory.
  4. Select the option labeled Enable all cookies on the right.
  5. Click OK.

Opera for Windows

  1. Click the File menu and select Preferences and then Privacy.
  2. Set Opera to "Automatically accept all cookies and "Accept from all servers".
  3. Make sure cookies aren't blocked under "Edit server filters..." .


  1. Open the Edit menu and select Preferences.
  2. Under the Privacy & Security category, choose Cookies.
  3. Click the radio button next to "Enable all cookies".


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