How do I set my browser to accept 3rd-party cookies?


Setting your web browser to accept 3rd-party cookies can help with various software such as Bb Vista, Elluminate, SafeAssign and others.

These instructions are for a variety of web browsers.  If you cannot find the setting in your particular web browser, please contact the appropriate support desk.

Enabling 3rd Party Cookies

Safari (Mac)

  • Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Click Security in the top panel.
  • Under 'Accept Cookies' select the option 'Always.'

Firefox 3.x (PC)

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the top panel.
  • Select the checkbox labeled 'Accept cookies from sites.'
  • Select the checkbox labeled 'Accept third-party cookies.'
  • Click OK.

Firefox 2.x (PC)

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the top panel.
  • Select the checkbox labeled 'Accept cookies from sites.'
  • Click OK.

Internet Explorer 7 (PC)

  • Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  • Double-click the Internet Options icon.
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • Select the option 'Override automatic cookie handling' under the Cookies section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  • Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  • 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.)
  • In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

IE 6 (PC)

  • Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • Select the option 'Override Automatic Cookie Handling.'
  • Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  • 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.)
  • In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.
Last updated: Jun 17, 2011