Cookies are messages sent to a web browser by a web server. Their main purpose of cookies is to identify users, in order to remember login information, prepare customized web pages, or save preferences that you have set for specific web sites. Shared Shelf Commons uses cookies, so you will need to enable them while working in the Commons. Please use the following instructions to enable cookies in the following web browsers:

Internet Explorer |Firefox for PCs | Firefox for Macs | Safari

Internet Explorer

  1. Open a new Internet Explorer browser window
  2. Go to the “Tools” toolbar menu, and then click on “Internet Options…”
  3. For IE 7 users, the “Tools” toolbar button is located in the upper right corner of the window.
  4. Click on the “Privacy” tab, where you will find a sliding bar that you can slide up and down for higher/lower levels of privacy. #Select “Medium,” “Low,” or “Accept all Cookies.”

Please note: Internet Explorer users should also set Shared Shelf Commons as a Trusted Site.

Firefox for PCs

  1. Open a new Firefox browser window.
  2. Go to the “Tools” toolbar menu and select “Options…”.
  3. When the “Options” window opens, click on the “Privacy” icon in the navigation panel.
  4. Click on the “Cookies” category or tab and then check the box next to “Allow sites to set cookies” or “Accept cookies from sites.” Click the “OK” button to exit the “Options” window.
  5. Alternatively, you can un-check this option and then click on the “Exceptions” button to the right. In the “Exceptions” window that opens, type “www.sscommons.org” into the text field beneath “Address of the web site,” then click the “Allow” button.

For more information see the Firefox Support site on enabling cookies.

Firefox for Macs

  1. Open a new Firefox browser window.
  2. On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu, and select “Preferences”.
  3. When the “Preferences” window opens, click on the “Privacy” icon in the navigation panel.
  4. In the dropdown menu next to “Firefox will:”, select “Use custom settings for history”
  5. Check “Accept cookies from sites” to enable Cookies
  6. Alternatively, you can un-check this option and then click on the “Exceptions” button to the right. In the “Exceptions” window that opens, type “www.sscommons.org” into the text field beneath “Address of the web site,” then click the “Allow” button.

For more information see the Firefox Support site on enabling cookies.