Click on the video tutorials below to learn how to change your NS 7 browser settings to control information about your surfing preferences and patterns. Each of the video illustrations is accompanied by step-by-step instructions in text as reference.
This video tutorial shows you how to disable cookies in your NS 7 browser. By disabling cookies stored on your computer, you will prevent Web sites from tracking your browser as it moves Web page to Web page. Be aware that disabling cookies may make some Web pages difficult to view [more].
Warn Before Accepting Cookies
If you simply want to know when cookies are placed on your computer you can change your settings to prompt you when a Web site is attempting to place a cookie. By selecting the "Warn" feature shown in this video tutorial your browser will alert you to the placement of a cookie and request your permission before it is placed . Be aware that some Web sites, especially complex ones, may attempt to place several cookies per Web page. The browser will warn you for each attempt requiring you to either accept or reject the cookie [View a simulation of several cookie prompts].
Accept Cookies Only From The Web Site You Are On (i.e. the originating server)
This video tutorial shows you how to change the settings in Netscape so that the browser will allow only cookies from the Web site that you are visiting (Netscape refers to the Web site you are visiting as the "originating server.") Under these settings, cookies sent from a Web site other than the Web site you are visiting are blocked. For instance, imagine visiting a fictional Web site called SomePortal.com. The SomePortal.com Web site allows the fictional Web site CookiePortal.com to place cookies on the browsers of visitors to SomePortal.com. When you change the Netscape cookie settings in the way shown in this video tutorial, the browser would block cookies from CookiePortal.com because they are not from the Web page that you are visiting -- SomePortal.com. Note that cookies from SomePortal.com will be accepted because Netscape considers them to be from the originating server.