Cookies

What is a cookie?

A very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

Why use a cookie?

We use the cookie to do the following tasks:

  • Saves you time, assist you at login by remembering your email address.
  • Makes the site more efficient, showing you the jobs that your interested in first. This again saves you time by allowing you to decide if there are any jobs that you would like to apply for.

How to control cookies

You can order your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered. Then you can decide whether to accept one or not.

Internet Explorer 6.X

1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the Privacy tab
4. Default setting is medium. Move the slider to determine which setting you prefer
5. You can also click on Advanced for specialized cookie treatment

Internet Explorer 5.X

1. Choose Tools, then
2. Internet Options.
3. Click the Security tab,
4. Click Internet, then Custom Level
5. Scroll down to Cookies and choose one of the two options

Internet Explorer 4.X

1. Choose View, then
2. Internet Options
3. Click the Advanced tab
4. Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options to regulate your use of cookies

Internet Explorer 3.X

1. Go to View on the menu bar
2. Pick Options
3. Click the Advanced tab
4. Go down to the Cookies section
5. Click "Warn Before Accept Cookies"
6. Click OK

Mozilla Firefox (1.0 final release and earlier)

1. Go to the "Tools" menu.
2. Select "Options".
3. Select the "Privacy" icon in the left panel.
4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set cookies".
5. Click "OK" to save changes.

Netscape 7.X/6.X

1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security" in the scrolling window to expand.
3. Under "Privacy & Security", select "Cookies."
4. Select "Enable all cookies".
5. Click "OK".

Netscape Communicator 4.X

1. On your Task Bar, click: Edit, then
2. Preferences, then
3. click on Advanced
4. Set your options in the box labeled "Cookies"

Netscape 3.X

1. Go to Options on the menu bar
2. Pick Network Preferences
3. Click the Languages tab
4. Click the checkbox next to "Enable Java"
5. Click OK

Mac IE 5.X

1. Click Edit
2. Select Preferences
3. Under the Receiving Files option, select Cookies
4. Under "When receiving cookies:" select the desired level of cookie acceptance
5. Under "When receiving cookies:" select the desired level of cookie acceptance
6. Click OK to finish

Mac IE 4.X

1. Go to My AOL on the menu bar
2. Pick WWW
3. Go to the Advanced Settings option on the Category menu
4. Click "Cookies"
5. When receiving cookies: Click "Never Ask"
6. Click OK

How to See Cookies You've Accepted

Internet Explorer 6.X

1. On your task bar, click: Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Under the tab General (the default tab) click
4. Settings, then
5. View Files

Internet Explorer 5.X

1. On your task bar, click: Tools, then
2. Internet Options
3. Under the tab General (the default tab) click
4. Settings, then
5. View Files

Internet Explorer 4.X

1. On your task bar, click: View, then
2. Internet Options
3. Under the tab General (the default tab) click
4. Settings, then
5. View Files

Internet Explorer 3.X

1. On your Task Bar, click: View, then
2. Options, then
3. Advanced, then
4. View Files

Netscape Communicator 4.X

1. Netscape bundles all cookies into one file on your hard drive.
2. You'll need to find the file, which it calls Cookie.txt on Windows machines.

How to See the Code in a Cookie

Just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

How to See the Code in a Cookie Just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
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