Setting Cookies for the Web Assistant

Internet Explorer | Firefox | Firewall

In order for volunteers to login and enter their hours their browser must be set to allow cookies. This holds the session. Internet Explorer considers this a Security setting in Internet Options, while Firefox calls it a Privacy setting in Options.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer version 8 accesses the Tools | Internet Options like this.

Internet Explore Security settings

Click the Security tab.

Internet Explore Security settings

Slide the security level for this zone to the bottom—Medium. OK.

Internet Explore Security settings

Older versions of Internet Explore look different, but the setting is still found from the Tools menu | Internet Options. The Security tab looks very similar.

Firefox

In Mozilla Firefox cookie settings are under the Privacy button. Click on Tools | Options | Privacy.

Mozilla Firefox privacy settings

Mozilla Firefox privacy settings

Check the box checkbox next to Accept third-party cookies. OK.

Mozilla Firefox privacy settings

Firewall

It is unlikely that a home user's firewall will block their browser from accessing the volsoft.com page. In the event that it does, make an exception in Windows Firewall or whatever anti-virus/security firewall software is on that computer.

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