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Regarding History, Cookies and Cache
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There are three things we normally ask you to do when you’re having problems logging on to Big Blue, or having some difficulty doing something here. We suggest that you try clearing the following:
  • Cookies remember that you’ve asked to remain logged on and it remembers what posts you’ve already viewed.
    Cache remembers the content of pages that you’ve viewed and will load them or parts of them sometimes in order to save time since some things on a site may not change from one session to another.
    History is a list of sites that you’ve visited and links that you’ve clicked on.
It is always a good idea to allow cookies on your computer since you may not be able to see all of the contents of some sites, and not be allowed to participate in a discussion or be allowed to post messages. Many sites, like Big Blue remember if you’ve asked to remain logged on and it remembers what posts you’ve already viewed. That information is kept on your computer as “cookies”, not on Big Blue.

Occasionally, things on Big Blue appear as not to update. Your, “cache” or, “temporary internet files” on your computer may be sending you old data and not updating from our web site.

When strange things happen, like not being able to stay logged on, or not seeing the latest updated threads, we normally suggest clearing, "History", Temporary Internet Files (cache)" and "Cookies and Website data". The names are different with some browsers, but the functions are the same. This will mean that you will lose all your log-in info from all the sites that you've been logged onto, but doing this may solve your problem.

For Firefox browsers:
To enable/disable all cookies:
By default, Firefox has cookies enabled, but if there are any doubts, or you want to change the setting, do the following:
  1. Using the toolbar at the top of the browser, select Tools/options
  2. In the options window, select, “privacy” at the top of the window
  3. Under, “History/ Foxfire will”, select “use custom setting for history” from the drop-down menu.
  4. By default, the, “accept cookies from sites” and “accept third-part cookies” should be checked.
  5. Click on OK
To clear your History, Temporary Internet Files (Cache) and/or Cookies on older versions of Firefox:
  1. Using the toolbar at the top of the browser, select Tools/clear all history.
  2. In the “clear all history” window, you will see a list of things that you can clear. If you don’t see the list, click on “details”.
  3. Click on the items you want to clear such as, “History…”, “Cache”. You can clear your “Cookies” at this point as well. Be sure that “everything” shows in the menu at the top of the page.
  4. Remember, this action cannot be undone, so be sure of what you’ve selected before proceeding.

To clear your History, Temporary Internet Files (Cache) and/or Cookies on newer versions of Firefox:
  1. Using the toolbar at the top of the browser, select History/clear recent history.
  2. In the “clear all history” window, you will see a list of things that you can clear.
  3. Click on the items you want to clear such as, “History…”, “Cache”. You can clear your “Cookies” at this point as well. Be sure that “everything” shows in the menu at the top of the page.
  4. Remember, this action cannot be undone, so be sure of what you’ve selected before proceeding.


For IE browsers:
To enable/disable all cookies:
  1. Click Tools and select “Internet Options".
  2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  3. Turn the slider up or down for the degree you want. With the slider full down, you accept all cookies, including third-party ones.
  4. That's not always a bad thing though since some third-party cookies are necessary on some sites.
  5. Click on "OK"
To clear your History, Cache and/or Cookies:
  1. Go to "Tools/delete browsing history" at the top of the browser, there you will find a page with all the things you can delete including, Temporary Internet Files. Cookies and History.
  2. Just check the boxes that you want to delete the data from, and uncheck those that you don't.
  3. Click "delete".
  4. Remember, this cannot be undone.

For Chrome browsers:
To enable/disable all cookies:
  1. Click on the “customize” icon (three bars) at the top right corner of the browser and click on “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on “show advance settings” at the bottom of the window
  3. Under “privacy”, click the “content settings” button. There you can change your cookie settings under the “cookies” listing. Allow all
  4. cookies, or block all cookies by selecting the right option.
  5. Click on the “done” button at the bottom of the window.
To clear your History, Cache and/or Cookies:
  1. Click on the “customize” icon (three bars) at the top right corner of the browser and click on “History” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click on the “Clear browsing history” button.
  3. Another way would be to go to “Tools/clear browsing history”
  4. Here you can choose what you want to clear including, “browsing history”, “cookies” and “cache”.
  5. Just check the boxes that you want to delete the data from, and uncheck those that you don't.
  6. Click the "clear browsing data" button at the bottom of the window.
  7. Remember, this cannot be undone.
These are the three most popular browsers. If you're using a different one and need help, feel free to contact me or anyone on our staff.
Don (ezdays) Day
Board administrator and
founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD


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