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If you are trying to login to this site using your student username and password which you know are correct, but are being logged out right away, your computer or web browser is most likely blocking the ability to accept web "cookies".

Cookies are little pieces of information that a web site stores on the consumer’s computer. There are session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are not stored on your PC's hard drive. AHIT uses only session cookies. These cookies are destroyed when the browser is closed. You must set your browser to accept session cookies in order to enter the ahitonline.com web site

We have also come across students using 3rd Party personal firewall/privacy/anti-spyware programs such as Zone Alarm, Norton, McAfee. These programs can block the ability for your browser to accept session cookies as well.

Below are links on how to enable cookies in common web browsers and how to configure common 3rd Party personal firewall/privacy/anti-spyware programs to accept cookies from our web site.

 

What are the system requirements for my PC?

What are the system requirements for my Mac?

How do I enable cookies using AOL?

How do I enable cookies using Internet Explorer?

How do I enable cookies using Netscape?

How do I enable cookies using Firefox?

How do I enable cookies using Internet Explorer Macintosh?

How do I configure my personal firewall/anti-spyware/antivirus programs?

I’ve checked site requirements and settings. Everything is set as suggested
but I still can’t access the site. What should I do now?

 


 

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Microsoft® Windows™ 98 or later
Pentium or higher processor
64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
Sound card and Speakers required for narrated supplemental Flash tutorials

Internet connection to access online course books, tutorials, and online exams. Dialup, DSL or Cable

Email account to receive exam and course login and notifications

Macromedia Flash Player version 6 or greater (for supplemental tutorials)

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or greater (for online Co use Books)

One of the following web browsers:

Internet Explorer 5+ (Internet Explorer 6 recommended)
Netscape 6+
Firefox 1.0+
AOL version 8+

MACINTOSH SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Macintosh PowerPC
128 MB RAM
OS 9.1 or later
Speakers required for narrated supplemental Flash tutorials

Internet connection to access online course books, tutorials, and online exams. Dialup, DSL or Cable

Email account to receive exam and course notifications

Macromedia Flash Player version 6 or greater (for supplemental tutorials)

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or greater (for online Co use Books)

Only the browsers below have been tested for Macintosh:
Netscape 7+
Internet Explorer 5.1+

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How do I enable cookies with AOL?

AOL 8.0
From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit


AOL 7.0 with IE 6.x
From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit


AOL 7.0 with IE 5.5
From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Security tab
Select the Custom Level tab
Under "Allow Cookies that are stored on your computer" click "Enable"
Under "Allow per-session cookies (not stored)" click "Enable"
Select OK, Yes you want to save the settings


AOL 6.0
From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Security tab
Select the Custom Level tab
Under "Allow Cookies that are stored on your computer" click "Enable"
Under "Allow per-session cookies (not stored)" click "Enable"
Select OK, Yes you want to save the settings

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How do I enable cookies with Internet Explorer?

Windows IE 6.x Browser
Select Tools
Select Internet Options
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen
Click OK to exit


Windows IE 5.x Browser
Go to Tools on the menu bar
Pick Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Select the Custom Level tab
Under "Allow Cookies that are stored on your computer" click "Enable"
Under "Allow per-session cookies (not stored)" click "Enable"
Select OK, Yes you want to save the settings


Windows IE 4.x Browser
Go to View on the menu bar
Pick Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab
Go down to the Cookies section
Click "Always Accept Cookies"
Click OK

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How do I enable cookies with Netscape?

Netscape 7.x
Click Edit on the Toolbar
Click Preferences
Click the Privacy and Security category; expand the list to show the subcategories
Click Cookies
Three options are displayed. Click the appropriate choice:

  • Disable cookies
  • Enable cookies for the originating web site only
  • Enable all cookies

If you want to be notified when a web site tries to set a cookie, select "Warn me before accepting a cookie".


Netscape 6.x
Click Edit on the Toolbar
Click Preferences
Click the Privacy and Security category; expand the list to show the subcategories
Click Cookies
Three options are displayed. Click the appropriate choice:
Disable cookies
Enable cookies for the originating web site only
Enable all cookies
If you want to be notified when a web site tries to set a cookie, select "Warn me before accepting a cookie".

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How do I enable cookies with FireFox?

Go to Tools on the menu bar
Pick Options...
Click the Privacy tab
Expand the Cookies section
Check the Allow sites to set cookies option
In the dropdown labeled Keep Cookies: select until they expire
Click on the OK button to save the settings

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How do I enable cookies with Macintosh Internet Explorer?

Mac IE 5.x
Click Edit
Select Preferences
Under the Receiving Files option, select Cookies
Under "When receiving cookies:" select the desired level of cookie acceptance
Click OK to finish

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Logging on with 3rd party firewall/anti-spyware/antivirus programs.
Some third party programs(zone alarm, etc...) will block the ability to store session cookies which will not allow a successful login to our site.

In order to login with a third party program, please configure it to work with our web site and accept session cookies.
3rd party software for firewall, antivirus and anti-spyware can affect how your browsers handle cookies. Please make sure cookies are enabled or that "www.ahitonline.com" is added to your safe or trusted web sites. If your program isn't listed here. We suggest going to www.Google.com and keying in the following: "How to get rid of Adware/Spyware". This will bring up several links for you to choose from. You may also need to contact your Internet Service Provider for more information about Adware/Spyware, as many Internet Service Providers are providing their customers with a service to block Adware/Spyware.

Zone Alarm

In Zone Alarm, select Privacy.
Under Cookie Control, click Custom
In Custom Privacy Settings:
Uncheck the box that says "Block session cookies"
Uncheck the box that says "Block persistent cookies"
Uncheck the box that says "Remove private header information".
Uncheck the box that says "Expire Cookies"
Click OK.


Norton Personal Firewall

Double click on the Norton Personal Firewall icon in the tray.
Click on the Open option in the pop-up menu.
Click the Options icon in the Norton SystemWorks menu box.
Click on the Personal Firewall option in the Options menu box.
Click the Advanced Options button at the bottom of the Norton Personal Firewall Options menu box to retrieve the default settings menu box.
Make sure you are in the "Web" tab. There may be several domains already listed in this area.
Click on the Add Site button at the bottom of the Web defaults window.
You will need to enter "www.ahitonline.com" (without the quotes) as a new default. This should active the default rules section of that window.
Make sure the Cookies and Referer (under Browsing Privacy) are set to permit as a default rule for the www.ahitonline.com domain.
Click OK, then click OK again.


McAfee Privacy Service

Right-click the red "M" icon by your system clock.
Click "Privacy Service."
Click "Options."
The McAfee Privacy Service window appears. Click the "Cookies" tab.
Enter www.ahitonline.com as the web site address from which you would like to allow cookies.
Click "Add."
Once completed, close the window.


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but I still can’t access the site. What should I do now?

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