How to Enable Cookies to Permit Online Purchases

 

Your web browser must be configured to accept cookies to access most secure websites, including PayPal. 

If you are getting  a timeout message after typing in your credit card data and entering the security codes listed in the box, this could be the reason.

Follow the instructions below to enable cookies. If your browser is not listed, consult your browser's Help section.

For Internet Explorer version 5.5 and earlier:
  1. From the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. Select the Security tab and click Custom Level.
  3. There will be a section labeled Cookies.
  4. In the section labeled Cookies, make sure both types are Enabled and click OK.


For Internet Explorer version 6.0:
  1. Go to Start in the lower left-hand corner of your computer screen.
  2. Select Settings and then Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, open the Internet Options program.
  4. Click Privacy.
  5. Click Advanced
  6. Check the check box Override automatic cookie handling.
  7. Enable Always allow session cookies.
  8. Click OK and close the Internet Options windows.
 
To enable cookies using Netscape in Windows:
  1. Click Edit from the main menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences and then Advanced.
  3. Under Cookies, select either Accept All Cookies or Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server radio button.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Return to the web browser and click Reload.


To enable cookies using Netscape 7.0 in Windows:

  1. Click Edit from the main menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences and then Privacy & Security.
  3. Under Cookies, select Enable All Cookies or Enable Cookies based on privacy settings.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go back to the web browser and click Reload.
To enable cookies using Netscape on a Macintosh:
  1. Click Edit from the main menu bar.
  2. Select Preferences and then Advanced.
  3. Under Cookies, select either Accept all cookies or Accept only cookies that get sent back to the originating server radio button.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go back to your web browser and click Reload. You should receive the most recent versions of our web pages


To enable cookies for Internet Explorer using a Mac OS 10 or later:
  1. Click Explorer at the top of your screen.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Under Receiving Files preferences, click Cookies.
  4. Next to When receiving cookies, select Never Ask.
  5. Click OK .