It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed this way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. On this confidential information website, you must accept cookies because they are essential for site security, which is their only purpose. Refusing to accept a cookie will prevent you from using the services provided.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3: Select Options from the View menu. Choose the Advanced menu to modify your preference if you wish to be warned before accepting cookies.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4: Select Options from the View menu. Choose the Advanced menu and scroll to the section labeled "Cookies," where several options are listed.
AOL: If you are using AOL v3.0 for Windows 95, select Preferences from the Members menu. Click on the WWW icon and select Advanced. Modify your preference if you wish to be warned before accepting cookies.
If you are using the following AOL browsers, you will not be able to set cookie preferences since these browsers automatically accept cookies:
AOL v3.0 for Windows 3.0, using AOL's proprietary browser or AOL's version of Microsoft Internet Explorer v3.0; AOL for the Mac, using AOL's version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1.