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Manage Your Cookies

Your website browser gives you the option of enabling or disabling cookies when using the Internet. Enabling cookies ensures that your browsing experience will be improved. Here, the Hilton-Baird Group explains how you can check that cookies are enabled on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. What are cookies?

PC users

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Select 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and then 'Internet options';
2. Next, click on the 'Privacy' tab;
3. Ensure your Privacy level is set to Medium or below. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

Google Chrome

1. Select the spanner icon at the top of your browser window and then 'Settings';
2. Click 'Show advanced settings' and then the 'Content settings' button below the Privacy section;
3. Ensure 'Allow local data to be set' is selected below the Cookies section.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Select 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and then 'Options';
2. Next, click on the 'Privacy' tab;
3. Select the drop-down box below History and select 'Use custom settings for history';
4. Ensure 'Accept cookies from sites' is selected.

Safari

1. Select the cog icon at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences';
2. Next, click on the 'Privacy' tab;
3. Ensure 'Block third-party and advertising cookies' is selected;
4. Click 'Save'.

Mac users

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Select 'Explorer' at the top of your browser window and then 'Preferences';
2. Next, click on the 'Cookies' button below the Receiving Files section;
3. Ensure 'Never ask' is selected.

Safari

1. Select 'Safari' at the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences';
2. Next, click on 'Security' and then 'Accept cookies';
3. Ensure 'Only from site you navigate to' is selected.

Mozilla and Netscape

1. Select 'Mozilla' or 'Netscape' at the top of your browser window and then 'Preferences';
2. Scroll down to 'Cookies' below the Privacy & Security section;
3. Ensure 'Enable cookies for the originating website only' is selected.

Opera

1. Select 'Menu' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings';
2. Next, click on 'Preferences' and then the 'Advanced tab';
3. Ensure 'Accept cookies' is selected.

Additional information

For all other browsers, please consult your online help files.

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