warning_blue.pngWhat are "cookies?"

Cookies are small, plain text data records temporarily stored on your hard drive. Cookies cannot gather information on their own (i.e., they are NOT viruses, spyware, or programs). Cookies cannot collect personal information from your computer.

Why does LIRN need to use cookies?

LIRN, requires cookies only to record encrypted authentication information for the duration of a specific usage session.
The cookie does NOT store, use, or transmit any personal identification information, such as name, address, credit card information, etc. When you quit your browser, the cookie is automatically deleted.

How can I enable cookies?

If you have received an error message stating, "You must enable cookies to use (website name)," your cookies are not enabled. To enable cookies, go under your browser's "Help" menu and look up "enable cookies" or "cookie settings." Below are some general directions to enable cookies for the following browsers:

Internet Explorer 6.x and higher for PC

    1. Select Tools.
    2. Select Internet Options.
    3. Select the Privacy tab.
    4. Move slider to medium or medium high.
    5. Click the Advanced button.
    6. Place a check in Override automatic cookie handling.
    7. Select Accept First-party Cookies and Accept Third-party cookies.
    8. Place a check in Always allow session cookies.
    9. Click OK.


Firefox 1.5 and higher for PC

    1. Click Tools.
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click the Privacy icon.
    4. Check "Accept cookies from sites."
    5. Click OK. (Screenshot directions)

Firefox for Mac

    1. In "Firefox", click Tools.
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click Privacy.
    4. Under "Firefox will:" Choose "Use custom settings for history."
    5. Check the box "Accept cookies from sites" and select the desired length of time to keep the cookie.
    6. Close the dialog box.


Google Chrome 4.x for PC

    1. From the Customization menu (wrench icon chrome_toolsmenu.gif), click Options.
    2. Click on the "Under The Hood" tab, then click on Privacy "Content Settings."
    3. Under the Cookies tab, click the radio button for "Allow local data to be set (recommended)."
    4. Close dialog boxes.