How to Enable Cookie in a Browser

Level of difficulty: Beginner

In the context of Internet technology, a cookie operates like identification cards presented to different websites accessed by the computer user using a specific Web browser. These types of miniature data are commonly saved in the local hard drive for the purpose of identifying the machine during subsequent visits to the same website. In general, every Web browser can receive as many as 20 cookies from one Web server at any given time and a total of 300 cookies altogether during a Web session. These cookies are normally sent as the HTTP header of the information sent by the visited Web server, which can have a variable length anywhere from four to four thousand characters.

Materials Needed:
- Web browser
- Internet connection
Step 1
Normally, the way of enabling cookies vary from one Web browser to another. To enable cookies for Netscape, proceed to Step 4. To set up the cookies option for the Mac IE browser, move to Step 7. For the Opera Web browser, proceed to Step 9. Enable cookies for Mozilla in Step 12. For the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser, select the 'Tools' Menu and click on 'Internet Options' which will open the Internet Properties window.
Step 2
Click on the Privacy tab and select the 'Advanced' option. This will open the 'Advanced Privacy Settings' window.
Step 3
Remove any mark in the Override automatic cookie handling check box then click on the 'OK' button twice to close both opened windows. This enables the cookies for the browser.
Step 4
In Netscape, click on the 'Edit' Menu and select 'Preferences' to bring up another window.
Step 5
Click on the 'Privacy and Security' option and expand the list so that the subcategories will be displayed.
Step 6
Click on Cookies to display the 'Disable Cookies', 'Enable All Cookies', and 'Enable Cookies' for the 'Originating website only' options. Choose the 'Enable All Cookies' option.
Step 7
Under Mac IE, click on the 'Edit' Menu and choose 'Preferences'.
Step 8
From the 'Receiving Files' options, select 'Cookies' and set the desired level for the cookie acceptance routine under the 'When Receiving Cookies' option. Click on the 'OK' button to save the changes.
Step 9
In Opera for Windows, activate the 'File' Menu and click on the 'Preferences'.
Step 10
Select the 'Privacy' option and set 'Opera to Accept from All Servers' as well as 'Automatically Accept All Cookies'.
Step 11
Check under the 'Edit Server Filters' option to make sure that receiving of cookies are not blocked. Save the changes.
Step 12
For the Mozilla browser, navigate to the 'Edit' Menu and choose the 'Preferences' option.
Step 13
In the succeeding window, go to 'Privacy & Security' and move to the 'Cookies' option.
Step 14
Click on the 'Enable All Cookies' button. The 'Warn me before storing a cookie' option may also be activated to be notified when cookies are sent by the website. Save the changes.