What are "cookies" and why are they used

The royalgazette.com uses cookies to manage your experience while browsing the site. If you are trying to log onto the royalgazette.com, and the logon page keeps redirecting back to itself (the email address and password fields go blank), you may either have cookies disabled in your web browser, or, if you are accessing the royalgazette.com from a business network (at work), your IT department may have disabled cookies on a network level (dis-allowing cookies for any machine browsing your business network).

Check your cookie settings in your browser first. A setting of "Medium High", or lower, in Internet Explorer will allow you to receive cookies from royalgazette.com. If this fails to allow you to logon, and you are on a business network, your IT department may be blocking your ability to receive/store cookies. If changing your cookie setting fails to allow you to logon, and your are NOT on a business network (at home, for example), please check your logon information.

A "cookie" is a small piece of information that a Web site can store in a designated file on your computer. It can be used, among other things, to identify you when you log in to a Web site. When you visit a site, that site can access only the information which it stored in your cookie - not information put in other cookies by other sites. We are one of many sites that use cookies.

Cookies help identify you and your access privileges on our site. When you register or log in to our site, we set a cookie that tells us who you are. Every time you go to a page on our site we look at this cookie to verify your membership and recognize whether you are allowed access to the link you just clicked.

Please know that if your computer is set to refuse cookies, this will affect your ability to navigate the royalgazette.com website smoothly.

If you are concerned about privacy, note that we never give out information to others about individual usage of our site. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.

If you are repeatedly asked to sign in, you may need to make sure your cookies are enabled. Here are some instructions for activating the "cookies" setting on your computer's browser:

IF YOU ARE USING MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER VERSION 6
  • Open your browser (IE) and select the TOOLS pull-down menu.
  • Select INTERNET OPTIONS from the bottom of the box.
  • Click on the PRIVACY tab.
  • You will be see a slider bar. Drag it up or down as needed to find the "Medium" setting. It is the fourth notch from the top. This is the default privacy setting in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Press OK until you are returned to your browser. It is also possible to allow cookies for just a single web site if the user does not wish to lower the Internet Explorer privacy setting. This works as long as the browser's setting on the Privacy tab
  • Open your browser (IE) and select the TOOLS pull-down menu.
  • Select INTERNET OPTIONS from the bottom of the box.
  • Click on the PRIVACY tab.
  • Click on the "Edit..." button
  • Enter the web site address, such as the royalgazette.com.
  • Click on the "Allow" button.
  • Verify the site shows up in the list of Managed Web sites below and is set to Always Allow.
  • Press OK to return to the options window.
  • Press OK to return to the browser.
IF YOU ARE USING OLDER VERSIONS (LOWER THAN 6) OF MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER
  • Open your browser (IE) and select the TOOLS pull-down menu.
  • Select INTERNET OPTIONS from the bottom of the box.
  • Click on the SECURITY tab and then the CUSTOM LEVEL button.
  • You will be presented with a list of various options. Please scroll to the section marked COOKIES.
  • In the COOKIES section, there are two different types of cookies. (1) Allows COOKIES that are stored on your computer & (2) Allows per-session COOKIES (Not Stored on your computer). A. Here you can check the buttons marked ENABLE.
  • If you want to be prompted each time, you can click on the PROMPT button. You may find this option annoying if you use the Internet often.
  • Press OK until you are returned to your browser.
IF YOU ARE USING NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR VERSION 7 OR MOZILLA 1
  • Open your browser (Navigator) and select the EDIT pull-down menu.
  • Select PREFERENCES, then click on Privacy and Security in the left side of the box.
  • Click on Cookies just below Privacy and Security.
  • In the right side of the window, select Enable All Cookies.
  • Press OK to be returned to your browser.
IF YOU ARE USING OLDER VERSIONS (LOWER THAN 7) OF NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR
  • Open your browser (Navigator) and select the EDIT pull-down menu.
  • Select PREFERENCES then click ADVANCED.
  • At the bottom of the box, in the section marked COOKIES, click ACCEPT ALL COOKIES.
  • Press OK to be returned to your browser.

No. Acceptance of cookies on our Web site does not play a part in your receiving any additional e-mail from us or from our advertisers.

Like many other web publishers, we track the usage of our site. This activity is tracked for many reasons - such as monitoring ease of use of a site and tracking the popularity of particular sections. We also use this information to determine which pages are more valuable to you and to our advertisers. Your account information combined with your activity on our site will provide additional information that allows us to create a more interesting and enjoyable site. This will also allow us to continue to make the site an attractive advertising medium for our advertisers.