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How To Enable Cookies

A cookie is a small data file stored on a user's hard disk which allows a web server to store information about a user, such as language preferences, location and other interests. Enabling cookies makes it easier to browse the internet, allowing for a more fluid and tailored web experience. Here's a run-down on how to enable your cookie settings across various platforms and web browsers.

Firefox 2X (Windows/Mac)

Click Tools > Options (Windows) or Preferences (Mac) > Privacy.

Under Conservation Rule, select Use custom settings for history and check Accept Cookies.

Confirm your changes by clicking OK.

Chrome and Chromium

Click on the menu button found at the top-right corner of your browser toolbar.

Select Settings > Show Advanced Settings.

Scroll to the Privacy section, and click on the button for Content Settings. Go to the section labeled Cookies and check the option that reads, Allow local data storage.

Internet Explorer 5.x (Mac)

Open the Explorer menu and click on Preferences.

Scroll to the section labeled Cookies and open the drop-down list. Select the option labeled Never ask, and confirm by clicking OK.

Internet Explorer 6.x or 7.x (Windows)

Open your browser, and select Tools > Internet Options. Click on Privacy > Advanced.

Check the box that reads Override automatic cookie handling, and hit Accept for internal cookies and third-party cookies. Finally, check the option that reads, Always allow session cookies.

Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11

Click on Tools > Internet Options > Privacy. Under Settings, select allow all cookies. Click OK to save your new cookie settings.

Safari (Mac/Windows)

Open the Preferences menu, and click on the Security tab. Click on Only from browsed sites to enable your cookie settings for visited sties.

Opera (Mac/Windows)

Open the Preferences menu, and click on the Privacy and Security tab.

Scroll to the Cookies section, and select Allow local data creation.

SRWare Iron (Mac)

Select the Menu icon > Settings. Under Parameters, select Show Advanced Settings.

Select Privacy > Content settings and scroll to the Cookies section to make your selection.

Exclusion List

Using CCleaner, you can manage an exclusion list during periodic cleanings of temporary files. This will allow you to keep the cookies that you want.

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