Which is fine, no one forces you to sacrifice your privacy and security any more then they force you to step off the kerb to cross the street. My beef is that the options to do this are all tucked away in different places in different browsers. And don't get me started on the movable feast of browser versions.
So, as much of a mental note as anything ...
- From the Tools menu, select Internet Options. You see the Internet Options dialog that provides a number of tabs that allow you to set your browser preferences.
- To enable session cookies, click the Privacy tab.
- From the Settings section of the tab, click Advanced.
- Locate and click the check-box next to Always allow session cookies
- Locate the Custom area of the Security tab, and click the Custom Level button.
- From the Security Settings dialog that opens, scroll through the options until you see Scripting.
- Check the radio buttons next to Enable Active Scripting and Scripting of Java applets.
- Click OK to accept scripting and cookie handling changes and close the Security Settings window.
- From the Internet Options dialog, click Apply to effect settings then OK to close the dialog.
- From the Macintosh file menu, select Safari and then Preferences.
- From the Preferences dialog that opens, select the Security option (padlock icon).
- Under the Accept Cookies option, check the radio button for Always.
- Click OK and close the Preferences dialog to apply changes.
- From the Tools menu (Windows) or Firefox menu (Macintosh), select Options.
- From the Options dialog that opens, select the Content option (globe icon).
- Select the Privacy option (padlock icon)
- Under the Cookies tab, check the Checkbox for Allow sites to set Cookies.
- Click OK and close the Options dialog to apply changes.
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