How to enable Cookies in your browser


Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

To enable cookies in IE 7:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Double-click the Internet Options icon.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Select the option 'Override automatic cookie handling' under the Cookies section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  6. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  7. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'Third-party Cookies.' (Note: if you select the 'Prompt' option, you'll be prompted to click OK every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  8. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

To enable cookies in IE 6:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Click the Advanced button.
  3. Select the option 'Override Automatic Cookie Handling.'
  4. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  5. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'Third-party Cookies.' (Note: if you select the 'Prompt' option, you'll be prompted to click OK every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  6. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

Mozilla Firefox

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 2.x/3.x (PC):

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Select the checkbox labeled 'Accept cookies from sites.'
  4. Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 1.x (PC):

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Click the Cookies tab.
  4. Select the checkbox labeled 'Allow sites to set cookies.'
  5. Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox (Mac):

  1. Go to the Firefox drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. Under Cookies, select the option 'Allow sites to set Cookies.'

Safari

To enable cookies in Safari:

  1. Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Security in the top panel.
  4. Under 'Accept Cookies' select the option 'Only from sites you navigate to.'

How to enable JavaScript in your browser

The browser you are using does not currently have Java or JavaScript enabled which is recommended when visiting the Homestead website. Follow the instructions below for your browser to update your settings.

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Select 'Internet Options...' from the Tools menu in your browser window.
  2. Click on the 'Security' tab in the upper left corner of the 'Internet Options' dialog box.
  3. Click the 'Internet' icon (the globe).
  4. Click the 'Default Level' button. If that button is grayed out, set the 'Security Level' slider to 'Medium'.
  5. Click the 'Apply' button then the 'OK' button to save your changes and close the dialog box.
  6. Close all browser windows and relaunch your browser.

Mozilla Firefox users:

  1. Select 'Options' from the Tools menu in your browser window.
  2. Click on the 'Content' tab in the upper left corner of the 'Options' dialog box.
  3. Click the 'Enable Java' checkbox so that the checkbox is checked.
  4. Click the 'Enable JavaScript' checkbox so that it is also checked.
  5. Click 'OK' to save your changes and close the 'Options' dialog box.
  6. Close all browser windows and relaunch your browser.

Safari

  1. Select Preferences from the Safari menu.
  2. Select Security tab at the top.
  3. Make sure "Enable JavaScript" is checked.