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What is a cookie?

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A 'cookie' is a small piece of information sent by a web server, through a web browser, and deposited on a client's computer. This information is then read back into the browser by a web page at a time relevant to its use. In this web site, this is how information is passed from page to page.

If you want your computer to remember your "Login Name" you can check "Remember My Login Name checkbox, this allows our site to recognize you before you even login for the second time. You will need to enter password, regardless of whether or not you checked the "Remember My Login Name" checkbox.

How do I use this feature?

  • Your browser must be set to accept cookies.
  • You must have "Remember My Login Name" enabled.

IWAS requires the use of cookies in order to function properly.

To enable cookies in Netscape

  • Choose Edit | Preferences... from the browser menu.
  • Then click the word 'Advanced' in the Category outline.
  • At the right will appear a section labeled Cookies.
  • Click 'Accept all cookies', then click 'Ok' to close the window and apply your changes.

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer

  • Choose Tools from the browser menu
  • Click on Internet Options
  • A tabbed dialog box will pop up, then choose the Security tab
  • Click on Custom Level, scroll down to Options for cookies
  • Choose enable for both cookies and temporary session cookies
  • Click 'Apply' or 'OK' to save the preferences

If you make any changes to your browser settings, for the changes to take effect, close the browser and restart the browser to return to the IWAS site.

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