What are cookies and how does Putnam use them?
A cookie is a small text file created by a Web Page server and stored on a user’s computer. Cookies are used to provide user-side Web site customization.
Putnam uses login ID cookies to save customer login information. This occurs when customers opt (typically through a check box under the User ID field on a site login screen) to have that information saved in order to customize their Web experience. This information is only stored if the user opts to have it stored and if it is not erased when the user ends the session.
Putnam also uses temporary session cookies on all of its secure Web sites to store relevant session content such as an assigned user ID, so you can move between areas of a secure site. If your browser informs you that we are trying to set a cookie, let it. It will be erased when you end the session.
What will happen if you disable cookies and how can you enable cookies if they have been turned off?
Web browsers typically have cookies enabled by default. If cookies are disabled in Netscape Navigator they can generally be enabled through the following steps:
1. Click on the "Preferences" menu
2. Click on the "Advanced" Category on the left side of the "Preferences" window
3. Select the "Accept all cookies" button
4. Click on OK
In Internet Explorer cookies can generally be enabled through the following steps:
1. Click on the "Tools" menu
2. Click on "Internet Options"
3. Click on the tab that says "Security"
4. Click on the "Internet" globe icon
5. Click on the "Custom Level" button
6. In the window that opens scroll to the section "Allow Cookies that are stored on your computer" and choose "enable"
7. Click on OK