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How To Access Secure Websites With Sky Broadband

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Using the Internet is pretty much a pain free experience these days, but every so often you run into a stumbling block which just doesn’t make any sense. Perhaps you’ve had this experience with your Sky broadband that you’re being locked out of secure websites like your online banking page. Well, this is a common problem so join us as we explain how to fix it.

The problem comes from the fact that the secure website want’s to install a small file called a cookie on your computer to verify the connection. Your web browser will likely be rejecting the cookie by default, which is causing the problem. Alternatively, it could be your Internet security program, so check to see that that’s not blocking the cookie.

This is how you enable cookies on the major browsers without using Sky's number:

In case of Internet Explorer:

  1. Click the ‘Tools menu’ and select the ‘Internet Options’.
  2. Then select the ‘Privacy’ tab.
  3. After that just scroll the slider beneath the ‘Settings Options’ in order to set your ‘privacy level’.
  4. Do not set to ‘Block all Cookies’ option.
  5. Now setting the slider (either to medium, high or medium high) would allow you to access any secure website.
  6. Then choose ‘OK’ option.

In case of Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click the ‘Tools menu’ and select ‘Options’.
  2. Then select the ‘Privacy’ option.
  3. Be sure to set the drop-down box to ‘Remember History’ option.
  4. Select the ‘OK’ option.

In case of Google Chrome:

  1. Click the ‘Tools menu’ and select ‘Options’.
  2. Then select ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab.
  3. Choose the ‘Content Settings’ button.
  4. Then select the ‘Cookies’ tab.
  5. Click to set the ‘To Allow local data’ option.
  6. Click on the ‘Close’ option.

In case of Safari 5:

  1. Click the ‘Settings’ menu and then choose the ‘Preferences’ option.
  2. Then select the ‘Security’ tab.
  3. Click the ‘Only from sites I visit’ option from beneath the ‘Accept cookies’ option.
  4. Close the pop-up box.

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