Help - Cookies

How We Use Cookies
To enhance and personalize your experience, we utilize cookies (a small text file that helps identify who you are on our Web site). Cookies also assist our Web site by enforcing security through authentication of your identity. Baird requires the use of cookies on our site in order to enforce security and increase performance.

After you log in to our Web site, our server will attach a cookie to your hard drive. The file can only be read by our server and is completely unique to you. Your cookie works in two important ways. First, it authenticates who you are and, second, it recalls specific information you have already been asked and to which you responded. Based on the cookie, specific portions of the Web site are available and personally tailored to you.

The use of cookies is safe, as your privacy and security will not be compromised when you accept a cookie from our Web site. Cookies can not deliver a virus or execute code on your computer. Your cookie is unique to you and can not be read by other servers other than ours. Your personal information can not be gathered from your computer's hard disk or read cookie files from other Web sites. Cookies are only shared between us; we don't share them with anyone else.

Changing Cookie Settings
If you input the userID and password and click on “continue,” and the boxes remain blank, with no red error message, check the privacy and/or cookie settings of the browser application you use (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, America Online-AOL or Mozilla Firefox). “Cookies” are small bits of information placed on your hard drive when visiting a Web site. Cookies help personalize a site, as they “remember” screens you visit often, cutting down the load time for viewing. Cookies must be enabled to view your Baird OnLine account information.

Microsoft
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x

America Online (AOL)
AOL 5.x / 6.x

Mozilla Firefox
Firefox 2.0.0.7 and 2.0.0.12



Internet Explorer 7

Enable Cookies

  1. Click on the Tools menu at the top.
  2. Select Internet Option
  3. Click on the “Privacy” tab, you will find a Settings area that has a slider.
  4. Move the slider down until it says “Accept All Cookies”.
  5. Click “OK”
Security

  1. Click on the Tools menu at the top.
  2. Select Internet Option
  3. Click on the “Advanced” tab and then scroll down the list until you see “Security”
  4. Once you see the list under “Security” look for “Use SSL” and put check marks in each of the “Use SSL” boxes. (There maybe many versions of the “Use SSL” check them all.)
  5. Click “OK”
Password

  1. Click on the Tools menu at the top.
  2. Select Internet Option
  3. Click on the “Content” tab, look for “AutoComplete”
  4. In the “AutoComplete” section click on the “Settings” button
  5. A popup box appears called “AutoComplete Settings”
  6. On the “AutoComplete Settings” make sure that a check mark is in “User names and passwords on forms” box
  7. Click “OK”
  8. Click “OK” again.
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Internet Explorer 5.01 and 6.0
 
Enable Cookies
  1. Open the Tools menu and select Internet Options
  2. Select the Security tab, then Custom Level button
  3. Scroll down the Security Settings until you see the options for cookies and
    per-session cookies; click the radio buttons to enable the cookies
Security
  1. Open the Tools menu and choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Security section
  3. Check all of the SSL versions
Passwords
  1. Open the Tools menu and choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Content tab and click the AutoComplete button within the
    personal information section
  3. Then check the “User names and passwords on forms” box
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America Online (AOL) Internet Explorer version 5.01 and up to 6.0
 
Enable Cookies
  1. Click Start (bottom left corner of computer screen)
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click on Control Panel
  4. Double-click on Internet Properties
  5. Select the Advanced tab and make sure “Empty Temporary
    Internet Files folder when browser is closed” is not checked
  6. Select the Privacy tab
  7. At the bottom of display, at Web Sites, “To override cookie
    handling for individual Web sites,” click the Edit button
  8. At “Address of Web Site,” type in www.bairdonline.com
  9. At right of address box, click the Allow button
  10. The address will show in the “Managed Web Sites” list,
    allowing your computer to store cookies from our site
Security
  1. Click Start (bottom left corner of computer screen)
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click on Control Panel
  4. Double-click on Internet Properties
  5. Select the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Security section
  6. Place a check mark in front of all of the SSL versions listed
Passwords
  1. Click Start (bottom left corner of computer screen)
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click on Control Panel
  4. Double-click on Internet Properties
  5. Select the Content tab and click the AutoComplete button
    within the personal information section
  6. Then check the “User names and passwords on forms” box

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Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7 and 2.0.0.12

Enable Cookies

Click on the Tools menu at the top
Select Options
Click on Privacy
In the middle of the screen you will see "Cookies"
Make sure that there is a check mark in the box next to "Accept cookies from sites".
Click "OK"

Passwords

Click on the Tools menu at the top
Select Options
Click on Security
In the middle of the screen you will see "Passwords"
Make sure that the password check mark in the box next to "Remember passwords for sites".
Click "OK"

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