How to Configure a Browser to Accept Cookies

Cookies are small computer codes generated by web servers and deposited on clients’ computers as they surf the Internet. Cookies allow web designers to customize web content for individual users. Search engines and e-commerce stores are some websites that use cookies extensively to tailor their content. Websites deposit cookies in users’ computers and access them without input from users.

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Open Mozilla Firefox web browser, and go to "Tools." Click on "Privacy." Click "Allow sites to set cookies" on the checkbox.

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Configuring Mozilla Firefox to accept cookies

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Click Accept third party cookies checkbox. Select Keep until they expire from the dropdown list. Click Ok. Close your Mozilla Firefox browser.

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Open Microsoft Internet Explorer. Go to "Tools" and click on "Internet Options."

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Configuring Microsoft Explorer to accept cookies

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Click "Privacy," and drag the slider downwards until it says "Allow all cookies." Click "OK" or "Apply," depending on your version. Close your Microsoft Explorer browser.