- Remembering your preferences - Certain web pages provide you with the option to customise pages and/or settings within a web page. A cookie is used to store that information so that the site can remember what settings were changed the next time you return to that page.
- Signing In - When you sign in a cookie is used so that you do not have to sign in to every page that you go to.
How to disable cookies:
Below we provide information on how to disable cookies on some of the most used browsers. If you use a browser which is not featured below you should be able to access information on how to disable cookies by going to the "Help" section of that browser.
Microsoft Internet Explorer v.6 - In your browser click on "Tools" then choose "Internet options". Click on the "Privacy" tab. On the privacy tab, click on the "Advanced" button. A window will pop open where you can modify the settings that your browser uses to handle cookies. Check the box next to "Override automatic cookie handling". This will activate the options below where you can manually change the cookie handling settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer v.5 and v.5.5 - In your browser window click on "Tools" then choose "Internet options". Click the "Security" button. A window will pop up and then you should choose "Custom level". Scroll down the list of options until you find options under the "Cookies" heading. Here you can change the settings of how your browser should handle cookies.
Netscape Navigator v.4.75 - In the browser window, click "Edit" and choose "Preferences". A window will pop open where you can modify many of the browser settings. Click on the "Advanced" option to highlight it. The advanced option screen will appear on the right where you can modify the way the browser should handle cookies