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How to enable cookies for Scour.com


Running a search in Scour immediately logs out the user.

Possible Cause of Problem:

Cookies are not properly enabled for scour.com.

Problem Experience:

  • Open your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Safari, etc)
  • Go to www.scour.com
  • Log in
  • Type something in the search box and hit Enter
  • You will be logged out
  • This happens every time you log in and run a search


Problem solution:

Select your browser for instructions.


I use Internet Explorer:

  • In the menu bar at the top, click 'Tools'
  • Select 'Internet Options'

Using Internet Explorer 5 (and 6), the 'Tools' menu is located on the top left:

On Internet Explorer 7 (and 8), you'll find the 'Tools' menu on the top right:

  • Select the 'Security' tab
  • Select the 'Trusted Sites' icon (check-mark in green circle)
  • Click the 'Sites' button
  • Near the bottom of this window, un-check the box that says 'Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone'
  • Under "Add this Web site to the zone", type scour.com
  • Click the Add button
  • Click OK
  • Click OK in the main Options window

I use Firefox:

  • In the menu bar at the top, click 'Tools'
  • Select 'Options'
  • Select the 'Privacy' tab
  • Check 'Accept cookies from sites'
  • Under 'Keep Until:' select 'they expire'
  • Click the 'Exceptions' button
  • Under 'Address of Web Site:' type scour.com
  • Click Enable
  • Click Close
  • Click OK in the main Options window

I use Opera:

  • Go to www.scour.com
  • Right click anywhere on the left side of the screen, in the big blank white space
  • Select 'Edit Site Preferences...'
  • Select the 'Cookies' tab
  • Select 'Accept Cookies'
  • Make sure that the box for 'Delete new cookies when exiting Opera' is not checked
  • Click OK

I use Safari:

  • In the menu bar at the top, open the Tools menu (the picture of a gear)
  • Select 'Preferences'
  • Select the 'Security' tab
  • Under 'Accept Cookies:', select 'Only from sites I visit' (the 'Always' option is OK too)
  • Close the Preferences window