Enabling Browser Cookies

Cookies are pieces of data stored by web browsers that websites and applications can use to remember a web browser from one request to the next. They allow features like user account logins to function.

Many web browsers make a distinction between first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created by the web server identified by the address shown the browser’s address bar. Third-party cookies can be created when content is loaded from domains other than the one shown in the address bar.

Some browsers allow users to decide whether or not the third-party cookies should be accepted. To configure your browser to allow third-party cookies, follow the steps below for instructions for your chosen browser.

How to Enable Cookies on Your Browser

Mozilla Firefox for Windows:

  1. Click the menu icon ChromeMenuIcon.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click Privacy in the left panel.
  4. Set Firefox will: to ‘Use custom settings for history’.
  5. Check the box next to ‘Accept cookies from sites’ to enable cookies.
    • Accept third-party cookies should be set to ‘Always’.

Note: To accept cookies from specific sites only, click the ‘Exceptions’ button. Enter the url(s) of the specific sites and click the ‘Save Changes’ button. If you choose to allow cookies for specific sites only, you may be restricting cookies to other websites typically used. Therefore, the preferred option is to always ‘Accept third-party cookies’ which is the default setting when a browser is installed.

Google Chrome for Windows:

  1. Select the Chrome menu icon ChromeMenuIcon.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
  4. In the ‘Privacy’ section, select Content settings.
  5. Select Allow local data to be set (recommended).
  6. Select Done.

Note: If you choose to block third-party cookies and data, you will need to use the ‘Manage exceptions…’ button to add exceptions for the necessary websites. Click the ‘Done’ button once all exceptions have been added. If you choose to make exceptions to allow cookies for specific sites only, you may be restricting cookies to other websites typically used. Therefore, the preferred option is to always ‘Allow local data to be set’ which is the default setting when a browser is installed.

Mozilla Firefox for Mac:

  1. Click the menu icon ChromeMenuIcon.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy in the left panel.
  4. Set Firefox will: to ‘Use custom settings for history’.
  5. Check the box next to ‘Accept cookies from sites’ to enable cookies.
    • Accept third-party cookies should be set to ‘Always’.

Note: To accept cookies from specific sites only, click the ‘Exceptions’ button. Enter the url(s) of the specific sites and click the ‘Save Changes’ button. If you choose to allow cookies for specific sites only, you may be restricting cookies to other websites typically used. Therefore, the preferred option is to always ‘Accept third-party cookies’ which is the default setting when a browser is installed.

Google Chrome for Mac:

  1. Select the Chrome menu icon ChromeMenuIconMac.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
  4. In the ‘Privacy’ section, select Content settings.
  5. Select Allow local data to be set (recommended).
  6. Select Done.

Note: If you choose to block third-party cookies and data, you will need to use the ‘Manage exceptions…’ button to add exceptions for the necessary websites. Click the ‘Done’ button once all exceptions have been added. If you choose to make exceptions to allow cookies for specific sites only, you may be restricting cookies to other websites typically used. Therefore, the preferred option is to always ‘Allow local data to be set’ which is the default setting when a browser is installed.

Safari:

  1. Select Preferences from the Safari drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Select ‘Always allow’ in the Cookies and website data section.

Note: If the cookies and website data is set to anything other than ‘Always allow’, you will need to user the ‘Manage Website Data…’ button to add exceptions for the necessary site(s). You must have already visited the site(s) in order to add these exceptions (they must be listed in your browsing history). If you choose to make exceptions and only allow cookies for specific sites, you may be restricting cookies to other websites typically used. Therefore, the preferred option is to always ‘Always allow’ which is the default setting when a browser is installed.

For LTI Course Access

LTI access means you would have direct access to Connect For Education courses from within your school’s learning management system. If your course utilizes LTI access, the following URLs must be allowed:

  • https://lti.c4elink.org/
  • https://www.getacclaim.com/
  • https://app.getacclaim.com/accounts/login/?next=/courses/