Firefox (Macintosh): How to Enable Cookies on your Web Browser


How to Enable Cookies on Your Web Browser


What are cookies? Cookies are little pieces of data that can be stored on your web browser, used for visitor tracking purposes. Cookies cannot access your system or retrieve information that isn't already showing on your web browser. Cookies cannot access your hard drive or send information about your computer system. Cookies are just simply a data storage system.
VHL Supersite and Portales sites will operate more efficiently if your Internet browser has certain preferences set. For all supported browsers, “Cookies” must be accepted, Security should be set initially to “medium” or “default” and JavaScript should be enabled.

Quick Guide
Macintosh OS X: Firefox v.1.5 - current version
1. Click on the Firefox-menu in Firefox
2. Click on the Preferences ... item in the menu - a new window opens
3. Click on the Privacy icon near the top of the window.
4. Check “Accept cookies from sites” and "Accept third-party cookies"
5. Restart computer, log into account.

Detailed Instructions
1. Click the Firefox menu found on top left side of browser page and select Preferences.
2. Click on the Privacy icon in the menu.
3. Click on the Cookies tab. (latest version: select the "Use custom settings for history" options within Firefox will: drop-down list)
4. Expand the Cookies section by clicking on it.
5. Check the checkbox to Allow sites to set Cookies. (latest version: check the checkbox to “Accept cookies from sites” and "Accept third-party cookies")
6. Exit window.
7. Close your Firefox browser, restart computer and sign into your account.