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QFS Website Support - Enable Cookies

The QFS website works best with browsers that accept "cookies."  In our application of cookies, cookies refer to a temporary string of information stored in your web browser.

Note:
The cookies used on this site are temporary and used only to help you while you are on this site.

Are cookies a security threat?
No, cookies cannot access your system or retrieve information that isn't already broadcast by your web browser. Cookies cannot access your hard drive or send information about your computer system. Cookies are just simply a data storage system.

How do I Enable Cookies in my browser?
Below is a list of the most commonly used browsers with instructions on how to enable cookies:

If you are not sure what browser version you are using: From the browser's Help menu choose the last item labelled "About [browser name]...". Macintosh users should go to the application name menu or the Apple menu and select the first item labelled "About [browser name]...".

Internet Explorer 6.0 users (Windows)
1. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu. The Internet Options dialog opens.
2. Locate for Privacy tab and click on it. 
3. You should either see a slider or the word custom (if you see the word custom, follow the instructions below for advanced users). 
4. By default, this should be set to medium, if it is set at the top, move it down until the word medium is displayed, as this is the highest level which will allow the cookies to function and assist your access to the information you need.
5. Click OK

Instructions for advanced Users:
1. If you have not followed steps 4-5 above, do so now. Click the Advanced... button. 
2. Check Override automatic cookie handling and select “Accept” under both "First party Cookies" and "Third party Cookies."  Also, Check "Always allow session cookies." 
3. Click OK. 
  
Internet Explorer 5.x (Windows)
1. Select "Tools/Internet Options..." from the main menu. 
2. Change to the "Security" tab.
3. Click "Custom Level..." 
4. Scroll down to the "Cookies" section. 
5. To enable: Set "Allow cookie that are stored on your computer" to "Enable".   Set "Allow per-session cookies" to "Enable". 
6. To get a prompt: Set "Allow cookie that are stored on your computer" to "Prompt".  Set "Allow per-session cookies" to "Prompt”.
7. Click "OK".

Internet Explorer 5.0/5.1 (MAC)
1. Select Preferences from the Edit menu. The Internet Options dialog opens. 
2. Select the Receiving Files link on the left. 
3. Under Cookies, select Enable/Accept
4. Click OK
5. Locate the Web Browser link of the left . 
6. Select Web Content
7. Under the Active Content area, select Enable Scripting
8. Click OK

Opera 7.x
1. Select "Preferences..." from the File menu.
2. Select "Privacy".
3. To enable: Select "Enable cookies".
4. Click "OK".

Netscape Communicator 6.x
1. Select "Edit /Preferences..." from the main menu. 
2. Select "Privacy and Security/Cookies" 
3. To enable: Select "Accept all cookies" or "Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server"
4. To disable: Select "Disable cookie"
5. To get a prompt: Check "Warn me before storing a cookie" and select "Accept all cookies" or "Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server". 
6. Click "OK". 

Netscape Communicator 4.x
1. Select "Edit/Preferences..." from the main menu. 
2. Select "Advanced". 
3. To enable: Select "Accept all cookies" or "Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server".
4. To disable: Select "Disable cookie". 
5. To get a prompt: Check "Warn me before accepting a cookie" and select "Accept all cookies" or "Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server"
6. Click "OK". 

AOL 4.0
1. Go to My AOL .
2. Select Preferences .
3. Click on WWW
4. Select the Security tab.
5. Click on the Custom Level button.
6. Scroll down to the "Cookies" section.
7. Select "Enable".
8. Click OK". 

Mozilla
1. Select theEDIT menu and then click PREFERENCES
2. Select the PRIVACY & SECURITY tab then select the COOKIES item .
3. Select either ENABLE ALL COOKIES or ENABLE COOKIES FOR THE ORIGINATING WEBSITE ONLY, which we recommend. 

Konqueror (Version 2)
1. Under Settings select Configure Konqueror
2. In the 'Settings' window, select 'Cookies'. 
3. On the right-hand side panel select 'Enable Cookies.'

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