Setting Up Your Browser

Before you start completing offers you need to set up your browser properly. If you don't, you might be missing out on some points.

Important browser information

There are a few things that must be configured in your browser to make crediting most efficient.

  • The browser must be the default browser
  • Third-party cookies must be fully accepted
  • Pop-up blockers must be turned off

It's also best to delete or disable any browser toolbars, add-ons, or extensions that are installed because they might cause issues with offers crediting properly.

If you really don't feel like going through all the trouble of removing toolbars, add-ons, or extensions then switch to a browser that you don't use on a daily basis. It is recommended to choose one of the browsers from above. Just be sure to set it to your default browser.

Which browser should I use?

As long as the browser you're using is set up properly (read specific browser configurations), then it should be fine to use.

If you notice you aren't receiving credit for offers you complete, try switching browsers to see if it helps. Most members switch browsers often to keep things fresh.

Setting up Google Chrome

  1. Set as default browser: Click the Menu icon in the top right of the browser window, then click Settings (or browse to chrome://settings/). At the bottom of the page you can click "Make Google Chrome my default browser".
  2. Configure cookies: Next click the "Show advanced settings..." link underneath the default browser setting and click the "Content settings..." button underneath Privacy. Select "Allow local data to be set."
  3. Configure pop-ups: While still in the "Content Settings", scroll down and select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." under Click Done.

Setting up Mozilla FireFox

Windows

  1. Set as default browser: Click Tools menu, then Options (or press alt+T+O). Select Advanced icon. Click General tab. Check "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup" link. Click OK.
  2. Configure cookies: Click Tools menu, then Options (or press alt+T+O). Select Privacy icon. For History, select Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history". Do not use private browsing mode. Check "Accept cookies from sites" and "Accept third-party cookies" and keep until "they expire". Click OK.
  3. Configure pop-ups: Click Tools menu, then Options (or press alt+T+O). Select Content icon. Uncheck "Block pop-up windows". Click OK.

Mac

  1. Set as default browser: Select Firefox > Preferences... (or ⌘+,). Click on the Advanced tab and at the bottom of the window click the "Make Firefox the default browser" button.
  2. Configure cookies: Click on the Privacy tab. Under the "History", select "Use custom settings for history" from the dropdown. Make sure "Always use private browsing mode" is unchecked and "Accept cookies from sites" is checked. Under "Accept cookies from sites", Always accept third-party cookies and Keep until they expire.
  3. Configure pop-ups: Lastly, click on the Content tab and make sure "Block pop-up windows" is unchecked. You can now exit out of preferences.

Setting up Safari

  1. Set as default browser: Select Safari > Preferences... (or ⌘+,). The first dropdown will allow you to select your default browser. Select Safari from the dropdown and keep the window open for the next step.
  2. Configure cookies: Click the Privacy tab on the top. You will see "Block Cookies". Check "never".
  3. Configure pop-ups: Click the Security tab and uncheck "Block pop-up windows" under Web Content.

Setting up Internet Explorer

  1. Set as default browser: Click Tools icon (or press alt+X), then Internet Options. Select Programs tab. Click "Make default" and check "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser". Click OK.
  2. Configure cookies: Click Tools icon (or press alt+X), then Internet Options. Select Privacy tab. Move the slider down so its in "Accept All Cookies" mode. Click OK.
  3. Configure pop-ups: Click Tools icon (or press alt+X), then Internet Options. Select Privacy tab. Uncheck "Turn on Pop-up Blocker". Click OK.

Setting up Opera

Windows

  1. Set as default browser: Click Opera icon, then Settings, then Preferences (or press ctrl+F12). Select Advanced tab. Click Programs. Click "Check if Opera is default browser on startup." Click OK.
  2. Configure cookies: Click Opera icon, then Settings, then Preferences (or press ctrl+F12). Select Advanced tab. Click Cookies. Click "Accept cookies". Click OK.
  3. Configure pop-ups: Click Opera icon, then Settings, then Preferences (or press ctrl+F12). Select General tab. Select "Open all pop-ups". Click OK.
Mac

  1. Set as default browser: Select Opera > Preferences... (or ⌘+,). A new tab will open up. Click "Make Opera my default browser" button at the top of the new tab.
  2. Configure cookies: Click the "Privacy & security" tab in the sidebar. Under "Cookies" select "Allow local data to be set."
  3. Configure pop-ups: Click the "Websites" tab in the sidebar. Under "Pop-ups" select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups."

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