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Technical Information

Our secure online services are designed to work with Mozilla Firefox 2.x (or above) and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x (or above).

In addition, your browser must be enabled to accept Cookies and also have JavaScript enabled.

What is a Cookie?

It is a small amount of information that a web site copies to your hard disk. A cookie can help a web site identify you the next time you visit. For instance, if you shop for books online, the bookstore's web site might use a cookie to store information about your favorite subjects, and later use that information to recommend particular books.

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a scripting language that can provide enormous functionality and the ability to create dynamic websites.

Which version are you using?

You can check your browser version in Firefox by choosing the "About Mozilla Firefox" from the "Help" menu. You should see something similar to this graphic:

You can check your browser version in Internet Explorer by choosing the "About Internet Explorer" from the "Help" menu. You should see something similar to this graphic:

 

Upgrading your Browser with the following links:

Firefox is a trademark of  Mozilla.

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

 

 


 

Enabling Cookies in Firefox:

 

  1. Choose "Options..." from the "Tools" menu.

  2. Click the "Privacy" tab at the top.


     

  3. In the "Cookies" section, check the checkbox "Accept cookies for sites"


     

  4. Either set the "Keep until" to "they expire" or "I close Firefox".

    or
     

  5. Click OK.



     

Enabling JavaScript in Firefox:
 

  1. Choose "Options..." from the "Tools" menu.

  2. Click the "Content" tab at the top.


     

  3. Check the checkbox "Enable JavaScript".


     

  4. Click OK.

 


 

Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer:

 

Enabling Cookies with the Default Setting:

 

  1. Click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options...".


     

  2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.



     

  3. Using the slider select "Medium High", "Medium", "Low", or "Accept all cookies".



     

  4. Click OK.

 

Enabling Cookies with the Advanced Setting:

 

  1. Click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options...".


     

  2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.


     

  3. Click on "Advanced...".



     

  4. Check "Override automatic cookie handling".


     

  5. Click the "Accept" for "First-party Cookies" and for "Third-party Cookies". Then click OK.


     

  6. Click OK.

 

Enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer:

 

Enabling JavaScript with the Default Setting:

 

  1. Click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options...".


     

  2. Click on the "Security" tab.



     

  3. Select the "Internet" as the Web content zone.



     

  4. Set the slider bar to a setting of "Medium" which is also the default level.


     

  5. Click OK.


     

 

Enabling JavaScript with the Custom Level:

 

  1. Click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options...".


     

  2. Click on the "Security" tab.



     

  3. Select the "Internet" as the Web content zone.



     

  4. Click the "Custom Level..." button.


     

  5. Scroll down to the "Active Scripting" setting and click "Enable".


     

  6. Click OK.


     

  7. Click OK.