Cookies are used by the IRDB to avoid asking you repeatedly your user name and password.
Once you authenticate yourself, the IRDB gives you a token in a cookie, transmitted securely through SSL.
Then, every time you want to perform an action, the IRDB verifies your token.
When you logout, a command is given to your browser to destroy the cookie, and the database will also remember to not accept it anymore.
Logging out ensures that someone else using that workstation won't have access to your account.
In Internet Explorer for Macintosh:
- Under "Edit", select "preferences".
- Look under "Receiving Files" in the list. There should be a "cookies" option; click on it.
- Select one of the options that will let you accept cookies under "When receiving cookies".