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CHCS Cookie Management

The Members Pages of the CHCS website are password controlled. The password is changed once a year following the end of an annual subscription year, the new password being re-issued to all subscribing members.

To assist in the management of the password access the CHCS site uses a cookie, a small file written to your PC, once you have successfully logged into the Members Pages. The file is used to “remember” that you have successfully logged into the Members Pages, so that on subsequent visits you do not have to log in allowing the your browser to take you straight to the selected Members Page.

The CHCS cookie is set to expire after 30 days from the last time you did successfully login, so you may find, if you are an infrequent visitor to the Members Pages, that you do have to login again.

There are many options in most of the common internet browsers for managing cookies. The information on this page will provide advice on basic cookie management for Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7.x and Mozilla Firefox 2.x.

If you are an employee of a company, there may exist corporate rules/recommendations on cookie management and it may be best to check with your IT department before making any changes.

 
Allowing and Blocking Cookies

Internet Explorer 7.x

You can choose whether to allow all cookies, some cookies or no cookies to be written to your PC.

To explore and change the options you need to do the following:

Select IE’s “Tools” option, then “Internet Options”, followed by the “Privacy” tab. You will see a description of the currently selected “privacy” option, ranging from “Accept all cookies” to “Block all cookies”. Move the slider to investigate how the different options affect cookie management and select the option for which you feel most comfortable

Firefox 2.x

Firefox also allows you to decide on how to manage cookies. Select “Tools” then “Options” then the privacy tab. You will see a section named “Cookies” with an option to “Accept cookies from sites” with an “Exceptions” option and a “Keep until” option. Choose the settings you feel most comfortable with, or in line with your corporate cookie policy.

SeaMonkey 1.1.x

SeaMonkey allows fine-grain management of Cookies. Select "Edit", then "Preferences" and in the "Navigator" Dialogue Box select "Privacy & Security" (click the "+" next to the name, to expand the menu).

From the expanded menu choose "Cookies". The dialogue boxes shown give you four choices on cookie acceptance and four choices on cookie retention. Clicking the "cookie Manager" button allows you to set specific policy for individual sites. Choose the settings you feel most comfortable with, or in line with your corporate cookie policy. [ To retain the CHCS login cookie, you would need to select the "Cookie Sites" tab, type 'www.chcs.org.uk' (without the quotes) into the box and click the "Allow" button.]

 
Deleting Cookies

Internet Explorer 7.x

IE gives has facilities for deleting all cookies or a selection.

To delete a single cookie (for example the CHCS cookie):

Select IE’s “Tools” then “Internet Options”. Select the “General” tab, then under “Browsing history”, click “Settings”. Now select the “View files” button. Sort the files alphabetically by clicking the “Name” column heading then scroll down until you see files that begin with the prefix “Cookie”. The name of the CHCS website cookie is of the structure: name@www.chcs.org[x].txt where name is related to the “username” used in your computer’s setup and x is a number (1 or 2 or 3, etc.).

Right-click on the name of the cookie, select “Delete” and then click “Yes”.

The cookie is now deleted.

To delete all cookies:

Select IE’s “Tools” then “internet Options”. Select the “General” tab, then under “Browsing history”, click “Delete”. Select the “Delete cookies” option, then confirm by pressing “Yes”. All cookies will be deleted.

Firefox 2.x

Select “Tools” then “Options” then the privacy tab. You will see a section named “Cookies” with an option to “Show cookies”. Click this to get a list of stored cookies.

To delete the CHCS cookie: enter “chcs” in the “Search” box. If the cookie is present you will see an entry appear, showing “Site” as “chcs.org.uk” and “cookie name” as “CHCSSID” followed by some other information. Click the option “Remove cookie” and the CHCS cookie will be deleted.

To remove all cookies, choose the “Remove all cookies” after selecting “Show cookies” and confirm. All Firefox stored cookies will be removed.

SeaMonkey 1.1.x

Select "Edit", then "Preferences" and in the "Navigator" Dialogue Box select "Privacy & Security" (click the "+" next to the name, to expand the menu).

From the expanded menu choose "Cookies". Click the "Cookie Manager" button and select the "Stored Cookies" tab. Scroll down the list to find the cookie you want to delete. This allows you to set specific policy for individual sites.

The way to delete the CHCS cookie will depend on whether you have set the CHCS website up as a designated site (see above). If the CHCS website has not been set up as a specified site, then: select the "Stored Cookies" tab. Scroll down the list to find the CHCS cookie. If the cookie is present you will see an entry showing “Site” as “chcs.org.uk” and “Cookie name” as “CHCSSID” - other information will appear below the list. Click on the CHCS cookie to select it and click the "Remove Cookie" button; the CHCS cookie will be deleted. On this screen you can remove all cookies by clicking “Remove all cookies”.

If the CHCS website has been set up as a specified site the cookie will not be visible on the "Stored Cookies" tab. You will need to remove the CHCS site from the "Cookie Sites list. Click the "Cookie Sites" tab, click on the entry for "www.chcs.org.uk" to select it, and then click the "Remove Site" button. The cookie will be deleted along with the permission - acceptance and retention of the CHCS cookie will subsequently follow the general policy selected in the "Cookies" dialogue box.

 
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