How to enable session cookies in your browser

Below are instructions for setting cookies on the most recent versions of some of the most popular web browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • click on the Tools menu (cog icon)
  • select Internet Options
  • click on the Privacy tab
  • make sure the slider is set at a level not higher than Medium
  • the bottom of the slider section of the Security window contains several buttons. Click on the one marked Advanced
  • in the new window under the Cookies section, check the box labelled Override automatic cookie handling
  • now you will see the other settings that are enabled and can be configured
  • under the First-party Cookies section, click the Accept button
  • under the Third-party Cookies section, click on the Block button
  • check the box labelled Always allow session cookies
  • Click on OK and on OK again so save settings.


  • go to the Tools menu
  • select Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
  • select Privacy
  • select Firefox will: Use custom settings for history 
  • check the box Accept cookies from sites - keep until they expire
  • select OK to save changes.

Google Chrome

  • select the Chrome menu icon
  • select Settings
  • Click on Show advanced settings
  • in the 'Privacy' section click on Content Settings
  • select Allow local data to be set (recommended)
  • select done.


  • click Preferences on the Safari menu bar
  • select the Security icon
  • under Accept Cookies tick Always or Only from sites you navigate to
  • select OK to save changes.