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Configuring Your Browser for Tips.Net Membership

The Membership features on Tips.Net require certain options to be enabled on your browser. Both JavaScript and cookies must be enabled for you to enjoy all of the capabilities that your membership can provide. JavaScript must always be enabled. Cookies are only required to be enabled during a session. However, if you want to use the Remember Me or Stay Signed In features, which retain your membership information in a cookie, you will need to always enable cookies from Tips.Net.

The following paragraphs show you the steps required on various browsers to enable these options for all websites.

NOTE: For those who prefer to keep JavaScript and/or cookies disabled for most sites and only enable them for sites they whitelist, we use two source domains for our JavaScript: tips.net and tn-services.com while our membership cookies are only used on tips.net and its subdomains. Whitelisting these domains will ensure that you will be able to access all of our member features.

Firefox 3.x Help

  • Enabling JavaScript - To enable JavaScript (or to see if you already have it enabled), do the following:
    1. On the top toolbar in the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then click on Options....
    2. Click on the Content tab. The Options display box should look like this:
    3. Click on the Enable JavaScript checkbox so that there is a checkmark in the box.
    4. If you wish, click on the Advanced... button to enable or disable certain JavaScript capabilities.
    5. Click the OK button to save your changes.
  • Enabling Cookies - To enable cookies for the Tips.Net site (or to see if you already have them enabled), do the following:
    1. On the top toolbar in the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then click on Options....
    2. Click on the Privacy tab. The Options popup should now look something like this:
    3. Click on the button after Firefox will: to see your options for saving cookies and other browsing history. You have to select either Remember History or Use custom settings for history to enable the Tips.Net cookies.
    4. If you select Remember History, cookies and other browsing history will be retained for all sites that you visit, unless you specifically delete them on this popup.
    5. If you select Use custom settings for history, the Options popup will look something like this:
      • If you configure Firefox to Accept cookies from sites by checking the appropriate checkbox, you can exclude the cookies from specific sites using the Exceptions... button.
      • If you configure Firefox to not Accept cookies from sites by clearing the appropriate checkbox, you can then accept cookies from the Tips.Net sites using the Exceptions... button to open another popup. Enter "tips.net" into the Address of website box and click on the Allow or Allow for session button before closing the popup. We may not be able to "Remember You" if you only retain our cookies during a session.

Internet Explorer Help

  • Enabling JavaScript - To enable JavaScript (or to see if you already have it enabled), do the following:
    1. On the Menu toolbar in the Internet Explorer window, click on the Tools menu and then click on Internet Options.
    2. Click on the Security tab. The Internet Options display box should look like this:
    3. Click the Internet zone.
    4. If you do not have to customize your Internet security settings, click Default Level. Then do step 6.
    5. If you have to customize your Internet security settings, follow these steps:
      1. Click Custom Level.
      2. On the Security Settings — Internet Zone dialog box, click Enable for Active Scripting in the Scripting section.
      3. Click the OK button to save your changes.
    6. Click the OK button to save your changes.
  • Enabling Cookies -

Safari Help

  • Enabling JavaScript - To enable JavaScript (or to see if you already have it enabled), do the following:
    1. On the Menu in the Safari window, click on the Edit menu and then click on Preferences....
    2. Click on the Security tab.
    3. Click on the Enable JavaScript checkbox so that there is a checkmark in the box.
    4. Click the "X" button to save your changes.
  • Enabling Cookies - To enable cookies (or to see if you already have them enabled), do the following:
    1. On the Menu in the Safari window, click on the Edit menu and then click on Preferences....
    2. Click on the Security tab.
    3. Opposite Accept Cookies:, click on either the Always or the Only from sites I visit radio button.
    4. Click the "X" button to save your changes.

Google Chrome Help

  • Enabling JavaScript - To enable JavaScript (or to see if you already have it enabled), do the following:
    1. At the right end of the toolbar in the Chrome window, click on the Wrench icon and then click on Options.
    2. Click on the Under the Hood tab and then on Content settings....
    3. Click on the JavaScript tab and then on Allow all sites to run Javascript.
    4. Click the Close button twice to save your changes.
  • Enabling Cookies - To enable Cookies (or to see if you already have them enabled), do the following:
    1. At the right end of the toolbar in the Chrome window, click on the Wrench icon and then click on Options.
    2. Click on the Under the Hood tab and then on Content settings....
    3. Click on the Cookies tab and then on Allow local data to be set (recommended).
    4. We may not be able to "Remember You" if you check the Clear cookies and other site data when I close my browser checkbox.
    5. Click the Close button twice to save your changes.