I registered, received the email with my password but after I logon I still cannot access restricted areas?

Many sites, including your community site, require that you allow a cookie to be written to you PC. It is used as a session cookie to identify you for security reasons. Once you successfully login, your cookie is written, and will remain active until you logout. This allows you to access the site from your machine without having to log in EVERY time. So if you access the site from a public machine please remember to logout to remove your cookie.


If you system appears to log you in but still refuses to grant you access to restricted areas, the most likely cause of the problem is that you have the security set on that machine too tightly and will not allow a cookie to be written. A simple way to get access is to follow one of the procedures below:

The following link is a simple cookie tester

http://thecyberhood.com/CookieTest.php

A simple way to get access is to follow one of the procedures:

For Internet Explorer 8.x users select Tools -> Internet Options, click on the Privacy tab, then click on the sites button, Enter your website address like TheCyberhood.com, Click on the allow button, Click on OK, Click on OK

For Internet Explorer 7.x users select Tools -> Internet Options, click on the Privacy tab and click on the 'Advanced' button. Click on the "Overide automatic cookie handling" box to access the controls.

For IE6 In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
On the Privacy tab, move the settings slider to Low or Accept All Cookies.
Click OK.

IE5 In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom Level.
Under Cookies, click the option you want to use under Allow cookies that are stored on your computer, click OK, and then click OK.

IE4 Click View, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security, choose the option that you prefer for cookies, and then click OK.


For Netscape 4.x users select Edit -> Preferences and then click on the 'Advanced' item in the list and you will see the cookie settings.

For Netscape 6.X and 7.x users select Edit -> Preferences and click on the small triangle with the Privacy label. Select 'Cookies' and you will see your cookie settings.

If that does not fix the problem then selectively turning off security (firewall, virus, spam protection) to determine who is causing the problem. Remember to turn this protection back on once the problem source is identified, and fix the offending software.