How to Turn On Cookies in your Web Browser

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If your browser isn’t covered on this page, consult its documentation for instructions.

Instructions for Chrome

  1. Click the button with the wrench icon near the top-right corner of the browser window, and select Settings from the menu that appears.
  2. Type “cookies” into the settings search field, which should already be active and waiting.
  3. Click the “Content settings…” button below the Privacy heading (it will have a yellow label that says “cookies” pointing at it).
  4. In the Content Settings dialog, under the Cookies heading, choose “Allow local data to be set (recommended).”
  5. Click the “OK” button to save your preferences, then close Chrome’s settings tab.

Instructions for Firefox

  1. On a Macintosh, press ⌘+, on your keyboard to open the browser’s preferences. On Windows, press Alt+T to open the Tools menu and click Options.
  2. Look along the top of the window you opened in step 1, and you’ll see a series of icons that stand for the different kinds of settings you can configure. Click “Privacy.”
  3. Under the History heading, there is a drop-down menu labeled “Firefox will:”. From this menu, choose “Remember history.”
  4. On Windows, click the “OK” button to save your preferences. On a Macintosh, simply close the window you opened in step 1.

Instructions for Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T on your keyboard to open the Tools menu, and click Internet options.
  2. In the Internet Options dialog, click the Privacy tab.
  3. The vertical slider on the Privacy tab is how you choose a privacy setting for the web pages you visit. We recommend either “Medium” or “Medium High.”
  4. Click the “OK” button to save your preferences.

Instructions for Safari

  1. On your keyboard, press ⌘+, (Macintosh) or Ctrl+, (Windows) to open the browser’s preferences.
  2. Look along the top of the window you opened in step 1, and you’ll see a series of icons that stand for the different kinds of settings you can configure. If “Privacy” is one of the options shown, click that; if not, click “Security.”
  3. Find the “Block cookies” or “Accept cookies” setting. Which one you see will depend on which version of Safari you’re using.
    • If you have a “Block cookies” setting under “Privacy,” choose either “Never” or “From third parties and advertisers.”
    • If you have an “Accpet cookies” setting under “Security,” choose either “Always” or “Only from sites I visit.”
  4. Once you’ve made your choice, close the preferences window.

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