Cookie Help

You will need to allow your browser to accept cookies to log into the AANA member's area. See below (Cookies) if you want to know more about cookies and how to enable them.

A "cookie" is a small piece of information which a web server can store temporarily with your web browser. This is useful for having your browser remember some specific information like your member number and name which the web server can later retrieve.
For example, when you browse through an "online shopping mall" and add items to your "shopping cart" as you browse, a list of the items you've picked up is stored by your browser so that you can pay for all of the items at once when you're finished shopping. It's much more efficient for each browser to keep track of information like this than to expect the web server to have to remember who bought what, especially if there are thousands of people using it the web server at a time. Similarly the AANA Members section login and Speaker Databank sets a temporary cookie or session variable (not stored on your hard drive) so that as you go through the site the server knows who you are and does not have to repeatedly ask you who you are. No information is collected or stored on your computer.
Session Based Cookies
The AANA Members Section and Speaker Databank use temporary session-based cookies. They are created when you log in and are automatically erased when you close your browser. If your browser still fails to enable session cookies after following the instructions below then you may need to contact your organization's IT helpdesk, systems administrator, or network administrator to find out if your organization enforces a policy which prevents such cookies from being set. Otherwise please contact your Internet Service Provider for further assistance.
In order for you to receive the latest benefits from the AANA web pages, please be sure to keep your browser updated with the latest version.
How to enable session based cookies
Follow the accompanying instructions.
  • Internet Explorer
    Select the "Tools" option from your browsers menu, then go to "Internet Options" which will open a new window. Choose the "Privacy" tab. Click on "Advanced." Check "Override automatic cookie handling," and then check "Always allow session cookies."
A cookie file is not a secret way for a web server to find out everything about you and what you have on your hard drive. The only way that any private information could be in your cookie file would be if you personally gave that information to a web server in the first place and it decided to put that information into your cookie file for some reason. Also, each cookie is marked with information about which web server it's for. There is absolutely no way for a web server to get access to any private information about you or your system through cookies. Also, there is no possible way that a virus could be spread through the use of cookies.

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