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Galaxynet :: Enabling Cookies

Why do I have to enable Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that a web server sends out to the computers requesting information. This information is used to remember who you are, what you bought, color preferences, etc.

Galaxynet uses cookies to keep track of your user name, your full name, your web site color preferences, and other bits of information collected as you surf our web site. Please note that because of security your password is never stored in a cookie.

Cookies you receive from Galaxynet which contain your user name and real name are stored on your computer, and are only valid for 30 minutes. Cookies that save your color preferences are "persistent," and remain on your computer until you delete them. The cookies are sent again when you visit our web site again.

Since many people feel cookies present a security risk (which they don't), your browser may ask you whether you want to accept cookies every time our server creates or updates a cookie. Correct operation of our site requires that you accept all cookies.

Cookies can not be used by other sites than the ones that created them. Consequently, a malicious web site operator cannot access the cookies that our web site sent you. For more information about cookies, please visit our Cookies Web Page.

Directions for Enabling Cookies

Below, you will find directions to enable cookies in the many browser version that are in use on the Internet today. Simply choose a link below to view the instructions for your particular browser.

Netscape Navigator 3.x | Netscape Communicator 4.x
Netscape Communicator 6.x | Internet Explorer 3.x
Internet Explorer 4.x | Internet Explorer 5.x
Internet Explorer 5.x for AOL | Opera 5
Internet Explorer 6.0 | Internet Explorer 3 & 4 for Mac
Netscape Communicator 4.x for Macintosh

Netscape Navigator/Communicator by default will accept cookies, but you have the option not to accept them. If your browser preferences are set such that you are prompted to accept cookies, you must choose to accept them before accessing Galaxynet's site. If you wish to accept all cookies without being prompted, find your broswer version below, and follow the directions:

Netscape Navigator 3.x

  • Pull down the Option menu, and click on Network Preferences.
  • The Option dialog box will open.
  • Select the Protocols tab.
  • Within this tab make note of a section called Show an Alert Before.
  • In this section make sure the option Accepting a cookie is unchecked.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set to accept cookies!

Netscape Communicator 4.x

  • Pull down the Edit menu, and click on Preferences.
  • The Preferences dialog box should open.
  • From the Category tree view on the left hand side of the Preferences dialog box, select Advanced.
  • You should see a Cookies section appear on the right hand side of the dialog box.
  • Select the Accept all cookies option from the Cookies section.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set to accept cookies!

Netscape Communicator 6.x

  • Pull down the Edit menu, and click on Preferences.
  • The Preferences dialog box should open.
  • From the Category tree view on the left hand side of the Preferences dialog box, select Privacy & Security.
  • Still within the Category tree, click on Cookies directly under Privacy & Security.
  • You should see a Cookies Acceptance Policy section appear on the right hand side of the dialog box.
  • Select the Enable all cookies option from the Cookies section.
  • Be sure the Warn me before accepting a cookie checkbox is unchecked.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set to accept cookies!

Microsoft Internet Explorer by default will accept cookies, but you have the option not to accept them. If your browser preferences are set such that you are prompted to accept cookies, you must choose to accept them before accessing Galaxynet's site. If you wish to accept all cookies without being prompted, find your broswer version below, and follow the directions:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x

  • Pull down the View menu, and click on Options...
  • The Options... dialog box will appear.
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • On this tab, find the section called, Warnings.
  • In this section, make sure the option Warn before accepting a cookie is unchecked.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set to accept cookies!

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x

  • Pull down the View menu, and click on Internet Options...
  • The Internet Options dialog box will appear.
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • You should see a tree menu. Scroll down to the Security section and click on it.
  • The Security section will contain a Cookies sub-section.
  • Select Always accept cookies from the Cookies sub-section.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set to accept cookies!

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x

  • Pull down the Tools menu, and click on Internet Options...
  • The Internet Options dialog box will appear.
  • Select the Security tab.
  • Click once on the icon named Internet. It looks like a planet Earth.
  • Click on the Custom Level... button near the bottom of the dialog box.
  • Scroll down to the Cookies section.
  • The Cookies section will contain a sub-section named Allow cookies that are stored on your computer.
  • Select the Enable option in this sub-section.
  • The Cookies section will also contain a sub-section named Allow per-session cookies (not stored).
  • Select the Enable option in this sub-section as well.
  • Click on the OK button.
  • You are now set up to accept cookies!

Internet Explorer for America Online 5.x

  • Click My AOL on the AOL Toolbar at the top of the browser.
  • Select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  • In the Preferences dialog box, click on WWW. The AOL Internet Properties dialog box will appear.
  • Click on the Security tab.
  • Click on the Internet zone icon (looks like planet Earth)
  • Click on the Custom button near the bottom of the window. The Security Settings window will appear.
  • Scroll down until you see Cookies. Click Enable.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set up to accept cookies!

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x

  • Pull down the Tools menu, and click on Internet Options...
  • The Internet Options dialog box will appear.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • In the Settings section, click on the Advanced button near the bottom of the dialog box.
  • The Advanced Privacy Settings dialog box will open.
  • The Cookies section will contain a sub-section named Allow cookies that are stored on your computer.
  • Be sure the Override automatic cookie handling checkbox is CHECKED.
  • Select Accept under First-party Cookies and Accept under Third-party Cookies.
  • Be sure the Always allow session cookies checkbox is CHECKED.
  • Click on the OK button on the Advanced Privacy Settings dialog box, the click the OK button on the Internet Options dialog box.
  • You are now set up to accept cookies!

Opera 5.x

  • Pull down the Preferences menu, and click on Privacy.
  • In the first drop-down menu under Cookies, select Automatically accept all cookies.
  • The the second drop-down menu, select Accept from any server.
  • Click on the OK button.
  • You are now set up to accept cookies!

Internet Explorer 3 and 4 for Macintosh

  • Pull down the Edit menu, and click Preferences.
  • Click the Receiving Files arrow.
  • Click the Cookies button.
  • Under When receiving cookies, select Never ask.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set up to accept cookies!

Netscape Communicator 4 for Macintosh

  • Pull down the Edit menu, and click Preferences.
  • Click Advanced in the menu on the left-hand (white background) side of the screen.
  • Under Cookies on the right-hand part of the screen (gray background), select Accept all cookies.
  • Click the OK button.
  • You are now set up to accept cookies!