A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a remote server and stored on your computer's hard drive. These cookies may remain on your computer's disk. Many licensed databases or electronic journals use cookies. You may delete cookies from your computer, but they must be allowed by your browser's security settings to allow access to our databases remotely.

Below are instructions for enabling cookies in various popular browsers.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

  1. Select: Tools
  2. Select: Internet Options
  3. Select the Privacy tab
  4. Set the level to Medium or Medium-High. This will enable cookies from our site but will block cookies that are used to track personal information.
  5. You may also wish to allow Popups on this page since many database functions require popups.

FireFox / Mozilla

  1. Select Tools
  2. Select Options
  3. Select Privacy
  4. Select Cookies
  5. Click the checkbox next to "Allow sites to set Cookies." You can specify exceptions to this rule by clicking that button.

More about cookie settings in Firefox...

Google Chrome

  1. Select the Wrench or Settings icon
  2. Select Settings and Show Advanced Settings...
  3. In the Privacy section, click the button for Content Settings
  4. Under the Cookies section, choose either "Allow local data to be set," or "Keep local data only until I quit my browser." Or you can block all cookies but add an exception for
  5. Click done.

More about cookie settings in Chrome...

Safari (Mac)

  1. From the Safari menu, select Preferences
  2. Select Security.
  3. On the Accept Cookies choose either "Always" or "Only from sites you navigate to."
  4. Close the browser and restart.

You can also choose specific sites to accept cookies from. If so, allow ""

More about cookies in Safari...


  1. Select Tools
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select Privacy
  4. Select "Enable Cookies."