Frequently Asked Questions - Forum Cookies




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Suzanne 3FC
07-07-2004, 03:59 AM
Does this forum use cookies?
The use of cookies on this forum is optional, but may enhance your experience of the site. Cookies are used to enable functions such as showing whether or not a thread or forum you are viewing has new posts since your last visit, or to automatically log you back in when you return to the site after being away for a while. When you register, you will be given the option to 'Automatically login when you return to the site'. This will store your username and password in a cookie, stored on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we do not recommend that you enable this. This forum also gives you the option to use a cookie to track your current session, ensuring that you remain logged-on while browsing the site. If you choose not to store this information in a cookie, the session data will be sent through each link you click. Choosing not to use a cookie may cause problems if your computer's connection to the Internet uses a proxy-server and you share links with other users behind the same proxy. If in doubt, we recommend that you select 'yes' to enable the cookie. After you have registered, you may alter your cookie options at any time by changing the settings on this page.



How do I clear my cookies?
You may clear all your cookies by clicking here (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/login.php?do=logout) . If you return to the main index page via the link provided and you are still logged in, you may have to remove your cookies manually.

Here are the instructions for Internet Explorer 5 on Windows:

1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
2. Click the "Start" button.
3. Move up to "Find" and click "Files or Folders" from the menu that appears.
4. In the new window that appears, in the "containing text" field, type in the domain name of the forum without the "http://" or "www." part. For example, if the forums' address was "http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/index.php", I would type in "3fatchicks.com" (without the quotes)
5. In the "look in" box, type in "C:\Windows\Cookies\" (without the quotes) and press "Find Now"
6. After it has finished searching, highlight all files (click a file, then press CTRL+A) and delete them (press the "delete" key or SHIFT+DEL)

Your cookies should now be removed. You may want to restart the computer and revisit the forums to be sure.