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What are cookies?

Cookies, as it concerns the internet, are small pieces of information stored on a PC that contain information about a user's browsing habits. This can be something simple and useful like recording a favorite sports team when visiting a sports news site, or something harmful like personal information that is later collected at another website. Most browsers and operating systems have some measures to allow useful cookies while limiting the bad.

Many of the more "intensive" web applications require the use of cookies for full functionality. At the University of Akron, Springboard is one such application.

How to enable cookies

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools, select Internet Options
  2. Click the Privacy tab
  3. Slide the privacy bar to Medium setting

Safari

  1. Open Safari and click on the Safari tab on the menu bar
  2. Click on Preferences
  3. Click on the Security tab
  4. Make sure that Enable Javascript is enabled
  5. Select Only from sites you navigate to or Always in the cookies bar

Enable Cookies Mozilla(Firefox)

  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar and select Options
  2. In the Options window, select Privacy
  3. Under Cookies select Accept cookies from sites to Set Cookies