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How to Enable Cookies

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Last updated: 30 Nov, 2016
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To function properly, RefTown requires that you enable cookies in your web browser. Enabling cookies allows the website to recognize you as you browse through the site. For most functionality, only "Session" cookies are required. These are automatically deleted every time you close your browser. In some browsers, you can enable only session cookies separately from normal cookies. To have the site remember your username and association, you will need "First-Party" cookies. Reftown never requires cookies called "Third-Party" cookies.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Edge
  2. Click the "three dot" menu in the top right
  3. Click "Settings"
  4. Click "View Advanced Settings"
  5. Click the "Cookies" menu
  6. Choose either "Don't block cookies" or "Block only third party cookies"

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11

  1. Go to your Tools menu and choose Internet Options
  2. Click the Privacy tab
  3. Click the Advanced button
  4. Mark both checkboxes that appear, and make sure that you have chosen Accept from the "First-party Cookies" radio button
  5. Click OK in both dialog boxes

Chrome

  1. Either click the triple-bar/dot icon at the upper right of the browser toolbar and click "settings" or type "chrome://settings/" in your address bar. Mac users: If you don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Chrome.
  2. Click the Show Advanced Settings at the bottom of the page..
  3. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  4. In the Cookies tab in pane that opens, select "Allow local data to be set (recommended)" or, if you choose to block more aggressively, add an exception for RefTown under "Manage Exceptions..."

(More Chrome Cookie details)

iPhone

  1. Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone
  2. Select the Settings icon
  3. Select Safari from the Settings menu
  4. Select Accept Cookies from the Safari menu
  5. Select From visited from the Accept Cookies menu
  6. Press the Home button to return to the iPhone home screen
  7. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari
  8. Before the cookie settings change will take effect, you must restart Safari. To restart Safari, press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone display goes blank and the home screen appears
  9. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari

Firefox

  1. Click on your Tools menu and choose Options
  2. In the dialog box that appears, click the Privacy tab
  3. From here you can either enable cookies for all sites, or just for RefTown
  4. To enable cookies for all sites, mark the checkbox and click OK
  5. If you prefer to enable the cookies only for RefTown, click the Exception button, and on the next box, enter https://www.reftown.com and click Allow

Safari

  1. On the toolbar, click Safari and choose Preferences
  2. On the Preferences menu, choose Security
  3. On the Security menu, you'll see three radio buttons referring to cookies
  4. Choose either to allow all cookies, or to allow cookies for sites you navigate to—either of these will enable cookies for the RefTown site

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