Intro to Mozilla Navigator
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Intro to Mozilla Navigator

Download and Installation

Browsing with Mozilla

Tabbed Browsing
1: Opening and Closing Tabs
2: Setting Tab Preferences

Creating Bookmarks
1: Organizing Bookmarks
2: Groupmarking Tabs
3: Managing Bookmarks with Keywords

Popup Windows
1: Blocking Popup Windows
2: Allowing Popups for Trusted Sites

Cookie Manager
1: Enabling and Disabling Cookies
2: Viewing and Removing Cookies
3: Allowing Cookies by Site

1: Applying a New Theme
2: Get New Themes

1: Opening and Closing the Sidebar
2: Adding Sidebar Tabs

Profile Manager

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Enabling and Disabling Cookies

Let's take a quick look at some of the most common ways you might want to change your Cookie settings.

Remember to click OK for your changes to take effect.

  • Block Cookies.  This option will prevent all sites from placing cookies on your drive.  Note that many sites will lose a great deal of functionality if you block cookies.  For example, online stores won't be able to keep track of the items in your shopping cart.

  • Allow Cookies for the originating web site only.  This option allows you to reject third-party or "foreign" cookies.  Sometimes the web sites you visit will display third-party content such as images, advertisements, or web traffic counters.  Essentially, a site you've never visited can store and read the cookies it places on your computer.

  • Allow Cookies based on Privacy Settings.  Many sites maintain privacy policies that describe how much information is collected and how it will be used.  Mozilla has defined several levels of Privacy based upon these published policies.  Selecting this option will allow you to accept or reject cookies based upon the following predetermined privacy levels: low, medium, and high.

By default, Mozilla maintains a privacy setting of Medium. 

To View or Change your current Privacy Setting:

  1. On the Cookies menu, click the View button beside the option, Allow cookies based on privacy settings.
  2. The Privacy Settings menu will open, showing your browser's current level of security (low, medium, high, or custom).
  3. Choose a new Privacy Setting, if you like, by clicking the appropriate radio button.
  4. Please review the Cookie Acceptance Policy on the lower portion of the menu to see how cookies will be treated based upon your Privacy level setting.
  5. Click OK.

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