Cookies were originally designed to help a Web site distinguish a user's browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. A cookie is a small string of text that a Web site can send to your browser. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture your E-mail address.
Netscape Navigator 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4
: If you are using AOL v3.0 for Windows 95: Select Preferences from the Members menu. Click on the WWW icon and select Advanced. Modify your preference if you wish to be warned before accepting cookies.
If you are using the following AOL browsers, you will not be able to set cookie preferences since these browsers automatically accept cookies:
- AOL v3.0 for Windows 3.0, using AOL's proprietory browser or AOL's version of Microsoft Internet Explorer v3.0;
- AOL for the MAC, using AOL's version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.1.
All other earlier versions of AOL browsers do not support cookies, and therefore cannot authenticate you as a registered user on American Express Web sites that involve sending or receiving personal account information.
If you have any questions about the American Express Internet Privacy Statement, you can reach us on +44 (0) 1273 576151. You may also write to us at American Express, P.O. Box 880, Brighton, BN2 2LP, UK.