Firefox: Recommended Browser Settings

If your Firefox privacy settings are set to block third-party cookies, then you may be unable to view content in your online classroom, UMUC online applications, and on other websites. Follow the steps below for your version of Firefox to allow third-party cookies while working with UMUC applications.


Firefox 4.0 and 3.x (versions newer than 3.0)

Step 1: If you are using Windows computer, click Tools on the Firefox toolbar, and select Options.  
If you are using a Mac, click the Firefox button at the top and select Preferences.

Step 2: In the Options menu, select the Privacy tab.

Step 3: In the Firefox will: area, select Use custom settings for history.

Step 4: Check Accept cookies from sites.

  • If your personal preference is not to accept cookies in general, uncheck Accept cookies from sites, and click on the Exceptions button
  • Make sure the umuc.edu domain is listed in the exceptions list and the status is Allow. To add, type umuc.edu in the Address of web site box and click on the Allow button (NOT the "Allow for session" button).
  • Click on the Close button.
Step 5: Click OK to exit the Options window.



Firefox 3.0

Step 1: If you are using Windows computer, click Tools on the Firefox toolbar, and select Options.  
If you are using a Mac, click the Firefox button at the top and select Preferences.

Step 2: At the Privacy tab, click Delete Files.

Step 3: Check Accept cookies from sites.

  • If your personal preference is not to accept cookies in general, uncheck Accept cookies from sites, and click on the Exceptions button.
  • Make sure the umuc.edu domain is listed in the exceptions list and the status is Allow. To add, type umuc.edu in the Address of web site box and click on the Allow button (NOT the "Allow for session" button).
  • Click on the Close button.


Firefox 2.0

Step 1: If you are using Windows computer, click Tools on the Firefox toolbar, and select Options.  
If you are using a Mac, click the Firefox button at the top and select Preferences.

Step 2: At the Privacy tab, click Delete Files.

Step 3: Check Accept cookies from sites.

  • If your personal preference is not to accept cookies in general, uncheck Accept cookies from sites, and click on the Exceptions button.
  • Make sure the umuc.edu domain is listed in the exceptions list and the status is Allow. To add, type umuc.edu in the Address of web site box and click on the Allow button (NOT the "Allow for session" button).
  • Click on the Close button.