Answered By: Meried Belete
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016     Views: 15

Browsers’ settings can affect access to e-resources. Pop-up blockers are one of the common causes of access problems. Sometimes you may notice a security notification message in your browser’s information bar when this happens. To avoid pop-up errors you can add
https:// http://www.uwl.ac.uk/ as a trusted site in your browser's pop-up settings or change the browser you use. Some electronic resources require your computer to accept cookies. Therefore check that your browser security settings are not set too high. Instructions are as follows:

Internet Explorer:
Top-right of the browser bar

  • Click 'Tools’  in the top right corner of  your screen
  • Select Internet Options' from the drop down menu.
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tag.
  • Set to 'Medium'.
  • Click 'Apply'.

Firefox:
Top-right of the browser bar

  • Click  'Open menu’ in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Choose ‘Privacy
  • Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  • Check mark Allow local data to be set (recommended).
  • Make sure Accept third party cookies is also not set to Never.

Chrome:
Top-right of the browser bar

  • Click 'Open menu’ in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Choose ‘Settings’ and click on Show advanced settings.
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the “Content Settings.
  • In the “Cookies” section Check markAllow local data to be set.”
  • Click “Done” at the bottom of the screen.

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