Set your browser to accept cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information stored by your browser to help identify you. Many Yahoo products use cookies to keep you signed in as you move from page to page, among other things. If your browser is set to reject all cookies automatically, you won't be able to sign in to some Yahoo products. Instead, you may see an error message. If your browser is set to not accept cookies, you should change it to accept (or "enable") cookies.


Click the link to locate the instructions for your browser

Note: If you're running a browser other than those listed here and would like more information about enabling cookies, refer to your browser's help file.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

* Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 and 7.0:

Operating systems:
- IE 6: Windows 2000 and XP
- IE 7: Windows XP

  1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Ensure that the security level is set to Medium or Medium-Low.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Close and restart your browser.

* IE 8.0 for Windows:

Operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and 7

  1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Under "Browsing History," click Delete.
  3. Check the checkboxes for Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, and History.
  4. Click the OK button at the bottom of the "Internet Options" window.
  5. Close and restart your browser.

* IE 9.0 for Windows:

Operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Vista and 7

  1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Under "Browsing History," click Delete.
  3. Ensure that the checkboxes are checked for Temporary Internet Files and Cookies.
  4. Click Delete at the bottom of the window.
    - Note: This is located to the left of the "Cancel" button, which is highlighted by default.
  5. Close and restart your browser.

Mozilla Firefox

* Firefox 2.0 and newer:

Operating systems:
- PC Firefox 2.0 to 3.5: Windows 2000, XP, and Vista
- Mac Firefox 2.0 3.5: Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6
- PC Firefox 4.0 and newer: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7
- Mac Firefox 4.0 and newer: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7

  1. Choose the menu option for your computer:
    - PC: Select Tools | Options.
    - Mac: Select Firefox | Options.
  2. Select Privacy.
  3. Choose the option for your version of Firefox:
    - Older versions of Firefox: From "Firefox will" menu, select Use custom settings for history.
    - Newer versions of Firefox: Skip to the next step.
  4. Ensure that the Accept cookies from sites checkbox is checked.
  5. Ensure that no Yahoo! sites are listed under the "Exceptions" button.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Close and restart your browser.

Apple Safari

* Safari 3.0 and newer:

Operating systems:
- PC Safari 3: Windows XP and Vista
- PC Safari 4 to 5: Windows XP, Vista, and 7
- Mac Safari 3 to 4: Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6
- Mac Safari 5: Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7

  1. Choose the menu option for your computer:
    - PC: Select Tools (Gear icon gear icon) | Preferences.
    - Mac: Select Safari (Gear icon gear icon) | Preferences
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Select the cookies option, Always.
  4. Close the "Preferences" window.
  5. Close and restart your browser.

Google Chrome

Operating systems:
- Windows XP, Vista, and 7
- Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7

  1. Select Tools 3 horizontal bars | Settings.
    - The "Settings" page displays.
  2. Under "Privacy," select Content settings.
    - The "Content Settings" window displays.
  3. Under "Cookies," select Allow local data to be set.
  4. Click Done.
  5. Close and restart your browser.

 

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