Firstly, no they're not the kind you eat but rather it's a tool websites
use to allow you to access member only pages. To be able to access the Employment Post member only pages (eg to list a job wanted ad) then cookies need to be enabled so we know it's you.
What are Cookies?
The concept of cookies has evolved out of the need for a more personalized
web experience. Web developers adopted cookies as the way in which they
could achieve this objective. They're basically small pieces of data that
the websites store on your computer, to give you a better web experience.
For example, when you are logged in into your email account online, the
cookies store your log in session time, IP address information, password
and other details so it knows that you are logged in and only you can
access the pages relevant for you. Or if you are shopping online, then
cookies store information about the things you have added to your shopping
cart and other relevant information. That is why, it is essential that
you know how to allow cookies, as without enabled cookies, many websites
cannot assist you properly.
If you have been wondering about how to allow cookies in Windows or how
to allow cookies on a Mac, then the operating system
doesn't matter. It is all dependent on the web browser. Here we will show
you how to enable cookies in most types of web browsers on the Windows
Vista platform. The option to allow or not allow
a cookie is available in the browser's system settings. Most browsers
offer an option of blocking cookies related to specific sites even. Here
are directions on how to allow cookies in some of the top rated web browsers.
How to Allow Cookies on Firefox?
Mozilla Firefox enjoys the largest market share when it comes to web browser
usage statistics. It is unarguably one of the best web browsers due to
large number of features it offers, to make web browsing simpler. How
to allow cookies in Mozilla Firefox 5.0? Here's how:
To allow cookies in Firefox, click on 'Tools' option and then on
Once a window with many tab options opens, select the 'Privacy'.
Then you'll see many check boxes.
Click on 'Accept cookies from sites' option. There will be another
tab, where you may specify sites whose cookies you don't want to be saved.
How to Allow Cookies on Internet Explorer?
The second most highest market share today belongs to Microsoft's built
in web browser - Internet Explorer 8. Here are some directions on how
to allow cookies in IE8.
Click on the tools tab and select 'Internet Options'.
Out of the window (with various tabs) which opens, select 'Privacy'
tab. Then click on 'Advanced' button.
In the window which opens, ensure that a check box which says 'override
automatic cookie handling' is checked. Check out the options underneath.
IE8 offers three alternatives - 'Accept, Block or Prompt' for first
party and third party cookies. Choose 'Accept' option first party or 'Prompt'
and block third party cookies (always recommended). You can always choose
'Prompt' for both.
How to Allow Cookies on Safari?
From the Safari menu, click Preferences.
From the Security dialog box, next to Accept Cookies, click to
How to Allow Cookies on Chrome?
Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar. Mac users: If you
don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen
and click Chrome.
Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome
Click the Under the Hood tab.
Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
Click the Cookies tab in the Content Settings dialog that appears.
Make sure "Allow local data to be set" is selected to allow
both first-party and third-party cookies. If you only want to accept first-party
cookies, select the "Block all third-party cookies without exception"