Information about your Web browser

Enabling and disabling JavaScript

JavaScript is supported by the Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. However, some people worry that it can be abused by disreputable Web site owners, and choose to disable it.

JavaScript is essential on the this site, and needs to be enabled.


Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Open the “Tools” menu.
  2. Select “Internet Options”, to open the Internet Options dialog box.
  3. Click the “Security” tab.
  4. Click the “Internet” symbol (a globe).
  5. Click the “Custom Level…” button, to open the Security Settings dialog box.
  6. In the Settings list, scroll down to “Scripting”.
  7. Under Active Scripting, click the radio button to the left of “Enable”, so that a coloured dot appears in it. (Click “Disable” if you want to disable JavaScript.)

Enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer 7

  1. (If you are unsure about the other Security Settings, please check with your Network Administrator.)
  2. Click “OK” to close the Security Settings dialog box.
  3. Click “Yes” in the Warning! message box.
  4. Click “OK” to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Internet Explorer 6:

  1. Open the “Tools” menu.
  2. Select “Internet Options…”, to open the Internet Options dialog box.
  3. Click the “Security” tab.
  4. Click the “Internet” symbol (a globe).
  5. Click the “Custom Level…” button, to open the Security Settings dialog box.
  6. In the Settings list, scroll down to “Scripting”.
  7. Under Active Scripting, click “Enable”, so that a dot appears next to it. (Click “Disable” if you want to disable JavaScript.)

Enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer 6

  1. (If you are unsure about the other Security Settings, please check with your Network Administrator.)
  2. Click “OK” to close the Security Settings dialog box.
  3. Click “Yes” in the Warning! message box.
  4. Click “OK” to close the Internet Options dialog box.

Firefox:

  1. Open the “Tools” menu.
  2. Select “Options…”, to open the Options dialog box.
  3. In the row of coloured icons at the top, click “Content”.
  4. Click the check box to the left of “Enable JavaScript” so that a tick appears. (Click again to remove the tick if you want to disable JavaScript.)

Enabling JavaScript in Firefox

  1. Click “OK” to close the Options dialog box.

If you are using Mac OS X, then you need to select Preferences… on the Firefox menu, instead of Options… on the Tools menu.

Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x (Windows):

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet Options…
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Click the Internet symbol (a globe).
  5. Click the Custom Level… button.
  6. In the Settings list, scroll down to Scripting.
  7. Under Active Scripting, click either Enable or Disable.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Yes in the Warning! message box.
  10. Click OK.

Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x (Mac):

  1. Click the Edit menu.
  2. Click Preferences…
  3. In the scrolling list, click Web Browser so that you can see the bulleted items beneath it.
  4. Click Security Zones.
  5. In the Zone: pop-up menu, select Internet Zone.
  6. Select Custom.
  7. Click the Settings… button.
  8. In the Internet Zone dialog box, scroll down to Scripting.
  9. Under Scripting, set Execute scripts to either Enable or Disable.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click OK.