Your Internet Browser settings do not support Session Cookies
You either have ALL or Per-Session cookies turned off
Click here if you use Microsoft's Internet
Explorer (IE-4, IE-5,IE-6, IE-7, IE-8 or IE-9)
Click here if you use FireFox
Click here if you use Netscape
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 or 9 : on top of the screen, click on Tools, then Internet Options,
then switch to the Privacy tab and click the Advanced button
and at least click Always allow session cookies (the other settings below are Microsoft's defaults)
Internet Explorer 5 : Tools/Internet Options, switch to "Security" tab,
highlight "Internet Zone", select "Customize Settings and
at least click Enable on "Allow per-session cookies"
Internet Explorer 4: View/Internet Options, switch to "Advanced" tab
Click on Tools
Click on Options & then click the
On the right side of "Accept
Cookies from Sites", click the EXCEPTIONS button
and then close
If you use another browser
that is not show on this page, use the HELP screens to learn how to
enable either Session Variables, they are supported separately or
hwo to enable Cookies, for just the USSVI website, as an exception
... as show above for Firefox.
Netscape 4: Edit/Preferences, highlight "Advanced" and
at least click Accept Only cookies that get sent back to originating server
Netscape 3: Options/Network Preferences, switch to "Protocols" tab
Over the years, cookies
have gotten a bad reputation, that is often undeserved. Many
websites use them responsibly to make your visiting experience
better. But, the USSVI family of websites DO NOT use real
cookies. We only use what is called Session Variables (which
are sometimes also called Session Cookies. Unlike real
cookies, Session Variables DO NOT write information to either
your computer or our server. They temporarily store a choice
you made on one page and pass it to the next page, so that we can
lookup what you want to see in the national database. Once the next
page is displayed, the Session Cookie normally expires.
Microsoft's Internet Explorers (all versions from IE-4 to IE-8),
allow you to block real cookies but still allow you to enable using
Session Variables (or Session Cookies). Firefox and other browsers
don't make a distinction between Session Cookies and real cookies.
So, for these browsers you need to allow them, as EXCEPTIONS.
You do not need to enable cookies for all websites, just add the
sites that you TRUST, like USSVI, to your exception list.
Note: that Session Cookies have a
limited life. They "time out" after awhile. If you walk away from
your computer (especially if you logged in using your password), the
Session Cookies clear them self (they die in memory, never written
to any disk). Then when you try to go another page, you will see
this error screen again.