How To Enable JavaScript and Cookies On Your Browser

Updated: March 19, 2005

 

 

Section 1: Enabling JavaScript

 

NOTE: Macs running Internet Explorer versions less than 6.0 or Netscape versions less than 5.0 are NOT supported for JavaScript. 


Microsoft Internet Explorer

IE 6.x

  1. Tools
  2. Internet Options
  3. Security Tab
  4. Custom Level (Button)
  5. Scroll to SCRIPTING section
    • Use Radio button select of Enable or Disable to turn JavaScript support on or off


IE 5.5

  1. Tools
  2. Internet Options
  3. Security Tab
  4. Custom Level (Button)
  5. Scroll to SCRIPTING section
    • Use Radio button select of Enable or Disable to turn JavaScript support on or off

 


IE 5.0

  1. Tools
  2. Internet Options
  3. Security Tab
  4. Custom Level (Button)
  5. Scroll to SCRIPTING section
    • Use Radio button select of Enable or Disable to turn JavaScript support on or off

 


Netscape Browsers

 

NOTE: Pre-Netscape 4.5 Browsers are NOT Supported for JavaScript Netscape 4.5

 

Netscape 7.x 

  1. Edit
  2. Preferences
  3. Double click Advanced
  4. Select Scripts & Plug-in
  5. The following two boxes must have checkmarks for JavaScript to be supported:
    • Open a link in a new window
    • Raise or lower windows
  1. It is strongly recommended that the user simply place a checkmark in the Navigator box.

 


 

Netscape 6.x

  1. Edit
  2. Preferences
  3. Advanced
  4. Place a check mark in the Enable Java box
  5. Place a check mark in the Enable JavaScript for Navigator box

 


Netscape 4.x

  1. Edit
  2. Preferences
  3. Advanced (link on left Nav of Preferences)
  4. Check the following:
    • Enable Java
    • Enable Style Sheets

 


 

Mozilla Browsers 1.0.1

 

NOTE: Pre-Mozilla 1.0.1 Browsers are NOT Supported for JavaScript Mozilla 1.0.1

  1. Edit
  2. Preferences
  3. Double click Advanced
  4. Select Scripts & Plug-in
  5. The following two boxes must have checkmarks for JavaScript to be supported:
    • Open a link in a new window
    • Raise or lower windows
  1. It is strongly recommended that the user simply place a checkmark in the Navigator box    

 


 

Section 2: Enabling Cookies

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

IE Version 6.X

 

  1. Go to Tools on top of browser 
  2. Choose Internet Options 
  3. Click on the Security tab 
  4. Default setting is medium. Move the slider to determine which setting you prefer. (Do not select maximum)
  5. You can also click on Advanced for more specific cookie settings. 
  6. Scroll down to Cookies in the list and choose either: Enable or Prompt 
  7. Scroll down to Allow per-session cookies (not stored) in the list and choose either: 
  8. Enable or Prompt before accepting cookies 
  9. Press OK 
  10. Press Apply Press OK

 


IE Version 5.X 

  1. Go to Tools on top of browser 
  2. Choose Internet Options 
  3. On bottom of list, go to Security tab
  4. Choose the Internet content zone 
  5. Choose Custom Level 
  6. Scroll down to Cookies in the list and choose either: Enable or Prompt 
  7. Scroll down to Allow per-session cookies (not stored) in the list and choose either: 
  8. Enable or Prompt before accepting cookies 
  9. Press OK 
  10. Press Apply 
  11. Press OK

 


IE Version 4.X 

  1. Go to View on top of browser 
  2. Choose Internet Options on bottom of list 
  3. Go to Advanced tab on far right Scroll down to Cookie box in list Choose either:
  4. Always accept cookies or Prompt before accepting cookies 
  5. Press OK 


 

Mozilla Browsers
All Versions

 

  1. Go to Edit on top of browser 
  2. Choose Preferences on bottom of list 
  3. Open the Privacy & Security menu on left hand side of box. 
  4. On right hand side of box choose either:

         Enable cookies for the originating web site only 

         Enable all cookies

  1. Press OK

 


 

Netscape Browsers
NN Version 7.X 

 

  1. Go to Edit on top of browser 
  2. Choose Preferences on bottom of list 
  3. Open the Privacy & Security menu on left hand side of box. 
  4. On right hand side of box choose either:

         Enable cookies for the originating web site only 

         Enable cookies based on privacy settings

         Enable all cookies

  1. Press OK

 


NN Version 6.X

 

  1. Go to Edit on top of browser 
  2. Choose Preferences on bottom of list 
  3. Open the Privacy & Security menu on left hand side of box. 
  4. On right hand side of box choose either:

         Enable cookies for the originating web site only 

         Enable all cookies

  1. Press OK

 


NN Version 4.X 

 

  1. Go to Edit on top of browser 
  2. Choose Preferences on bottom of list 
  3. Click on Advanced on left hand side of box. 
  4. On right hand side of box choose either:

         Accept all cookies 

         Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server 

  1. Press OK

 


 

Opera Browsers
Opera Version 7.X 

  1. Go to File on top of browser 
  2. Choose Preferences on bottom of list 
  3. Click on Privacy on left hand side of box. 
  4. On right hand side of box check the Enable cookies checkbox. 
  5. On right hand side of box select an option from the first drop-down list: 

        Display received cookies 

        Accept only cookies from selected servers

        Automatically accept all cookies 

  1. On right hand side of box select an option from the second drop-down list: 

         Only accept cookies for the server

         Display third-party cookies

         Accept from any servers

  1. In addition, Opera also provides these options: 

         Throw away new cookies on exit 

         Display warning for illegal domains 

         Accept illegal path

         Display warning for illegal path 

  1. Press OK 

Opera Version 6.X 

  1. Go to File on top of browser 
  2. Choose Preferences on bottom of list 
  3. Click on Privacy on left hand side of box. 
  4. On right hand side of box check the Enable cookies checkbox. 
  5. On right hand side of box select an option from the first drop-down list: 

         Display received cookies 

         Accept only cookies from selected servers 

         Automatically accept all cookies 

  1. On right hand side of box select an option from the second drop-down list:

         Only accept cookies for the server  

         Display third-party cookies

         Accept from any servers

  1. In addition, Opera also provides these options: 

         Throw away new cookies on exit 

         Display warning for illegal domains 

         Display warning for illegal path 

  1. Press OK