Blocking Cookies

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Cookies gather information on users when they visit web sites. This information is transmitted back to the website of origin. Cookies can also be saved to one's hard disk as text files, including information about online purchases, validation information about users for members-only web sites, and more.

Please note that blocking cookies may also prevent you from accessing some websites, such as webmail, forums, and other sites that require you to log in.

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools, click on Internet Options
2. Click on the Privacy tab at the top, click on "Advanced"
3. Click on "Override automatic cookie handling" and set both available options to "Block"
4. Click on "OK"
5. Click on "OK"

Firefox (Windows)

1. Open Firefox, click on Tools, then Preferences or Options, and select the Privacy tab.
2. Make sure the drop-down menu Firefox will: is set to Use custom settings for history
3. Uncheck the box labeled "Accept cookies from Sites".

Firefox (Macintosh)

1. Open Firefox, click on Tools, then Preferences, and select the Privacy tab.
2. Uncheck the box labeled "Accept cookies from Sites".

Safari

1. Go to Safari, then Preferences, and select the Security tab.
2. Under "Accept Cookies", select "Never".

Google Chrome (Macintosh and Windows)

1. Go to the Menu in the top right, then settings, and select the settings tab on the left.
2. Click on "Content Settings and then select "Block sites from setting any data".