Computer Cookie Settings

A "cookie" is a small line of text that is stored within your browser when you visit a cookie-enabled web site. As you browse the Web, cookie-enabled sites will send cookies to your browser, along with pages.

If your browser is set to reject cookies, cookie-enabled web sites will not recognize you when you return. This provides you with anonymity, but it also makes it very difficult to offer you customized services. It is also less secure than using cookies, because all of your specific data must be sent to the web site each time you view a page.

If your browser is set to accept cookies, any cookies that are sent to your browser are stored in your computer for a period of time. There are a few different types of cookies. A "session" cookie is stored only in your computer's working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all your browser's windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever. A "permanent" cookie is stored on your computer's hard drive until a specified date, which could be tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now. Permanent cookies stay on your computer until either; a) they expire, b) they are overwritten with newer cookies, or c) you manually remove them.

We use permanent cookies to supply visitors to our site with a customized experience. These cookies do not involve personally identifiable information.

The Account Manager application also uses temporary cookies and they are deleted when you shut your browser, log off or are inactive for 15 minutes. These cookies let us know that you have logged on and allow us to maintain your privacy as you move from page to page. We need to ensure your settings are such that you can access your information within this site.

First-Party and/or Third-Party Cookies - Internet Explorer

  • From the Browser menu bar, select Tools, Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab, and then the Advanced button
  • If the "Override" box is selected, uncheck the box and click OK
  • Click OK again

First-Party and/or Third-Party Cookies - Firefox

  • From the Browser menu bar, select Options
  • The Options dialog box will open up; Click the Privacy option
  • Verify - Accept cookies from sites is checked
  • Verify - Accept third-party Cookies is checked and click OK

First-Party and/or Third-Party Cookies – Google Chrome

  • Click the Customize and control Google Chrome three horizontal lines in the right upper corner.
  • Select Settings menu item
  • Scroll down and click the Show advanced settings link at bottom of page.
  • Scroll down to Privacy section - click Content settings button
  • Confirm that Allow local data to be set (recommended) radio button is selected and click Done

First-Party and/or Third-Party Cookies - Safari

 From the browser, choose Safari then select preferences.

Click on Privacy, verify the privacy settings

  • Accept cookies always should be checked. Close the Security box by clicking the Red X in the upper right corner
  • If you have additional questions about your browser settings, please contact your Internet Service Provider.

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