Enabling cookies

If you are having any trouble loading VoiceThread pages or using the recording features, you might need to set your browser to accept cookies from the URLs that VoiceThread uses to access its features. Those URLs are:

  • http://d25wzyo6b5ic8t.cloudfront.net (for browsing content)
  • https://d25wzyo6b5ic8t.cloudfront.net (for browsing content)
  • http://prod-streams-vt.s3.amazonaws.com/ (for playback of recordings)
  • https://prod-streams-vt.s3.amazonaws.com/ (for playback of recordings)
  • http://prod-export-vt.s3.amazonaws.com/ (for exporting)
  • https://prod-export-vt.s3.amazonaws.com/ (for exporting)

You will also need to accept cookies from the VoiceThread domain you are using. Please use the domain that applies to you:

  • http://voicethread.com/
  • https://voicethread.com/
  • http://ed.voicethread.com/
  • https://ed.voicethread.com/
  • http://yourInstitution.voicethread.com/
  • https://yourInstitution.voicethread.com/
  • http://yourSchool.ed.voicethread.com/
  • https://yourSchool.ed.voicethread.com/

How to enable cookies for your browser

Please look for the operating system and browser type that you’re using to access VoiceThread, and follow the steps provided.


Internet Explorer for Windows

To allow all cookies:

  1. Click the “Tools” menu and choose “Internet Options”.
  2. Click the tab labeled “Privacy”.
  3. Under “Settings”, move the slider to the bottom to allow all cookies.
  4. Click “OK”.
To allow only the sites above:
  1. Under the “Privacy” tab, slide the slider to the middle so it’s neither blocking nor allowing any sites.
  2. Click “Sites”.
  3. In the “Address of website” box, type a website address, and then click “Allow”
  4. Move the slider back to its original position.

Firefox

  1. Open the settings window:
    • For Windows: Click the “Tools” menu, and then click Options”.
    • For Mac OS X: Click the “Firefox” menu, then click Preferences”.
  2. Click the “Privacy” tab on the top.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose “Remember history”.
  4. Close the window.

Safari

  1. Click the “Safari” menu and choose “Preferences”.
  2. Click the icon labeled “Privacy”.
  3. Set the option labeled “Block Cookies:” to “Never”.
  4. Close the window.

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the menu button to the far right of the address bar.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Click “Show advanced settings” near the bottom of the page.
  4. Click on the “Content settings…” button under the Privacy section.
  5. Select “Allow local data to be set”.
  6. Click “OK”.