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Cookies & Your Console

Q.   What are cookies and what do they have to do with my website console?

A.   A cookie is a special text file that a Web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. Using the Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), each request for a Web page is independent of all other requests. For this reason, the Web page server has no memory of what pages it has sent to a user previously or anything about your previous visits. A cookie is a mechanism that allows the server to store its own file about a user on the user's own computer. The file is stored in a subdirectory of the browser directory (for example, as a subdirectory under the Netscape directory). The cookie subdirectory will contain a cookie file for each Web site you've been to that uses cookies. uses cookies as a feature to enable administrating your website console easier. If you don't have the cookies feature enabled in your browser, when you log in and try to use various functions of your console, it won't work properly.



Q   What does the checkbox on my webmaster console that says "Don't use cookies (Back and Forward Buttons will not function)" mean?

A   When this checkbox is engaged, the console will not send a cookie to your hard drive. If you try to use the back and forward functions of your browser, they will not operate. Therefore the best way to use your console is with the cookies allowed in your browser, and the checkbox on your console un-checked.


First, select "Internet Options" under the "Tools" menu

Next, choose the "Security tab at the top of the page, then select the button named "Custom Level"

Then, scroll down the list until the heading of "Cookies" is visible. Make sure the radio button next to "Enable" is activated. You have now enabled cookies in Internet Explorer.


First, select the Preferences option under the Edit Menu

Next, click on the advanced option on the left hand side in the white box, then make sure that the radio button next to "Accept all Cookies" is active.

You have now enabled your Netscape Navigator to accept Cookies.

If these steps didn't work for you, or you have a different browser/version, or need any assistance please contact Megaton customer support

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