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There was a problem reading your browser cookies. You must have cookies enabled to use the On-Line Application Program.

Please review these topics to enable your browser cookies.

First, to understand what cookies are and how they are used:

Second, be sure your browser cookies are enabled:

Third, if your cookies are enabled then you may just need to:

And lastly, if the steps above don't work you can also:

Once your cookies are enabled click on the button below to return to the previous registration screen.

Why and How Cookies are Used

The online employment application requires the use of cookies so that you may spend as much time as is needed on each part without your session "timing out". Only the following information is stored in the cookies: a reference to your application number and information from the job bulletin, such as the recruitment number, job title, filing deadline and additional required materials.

Cookies are only used to provide linking information from screen to screen as you move through the application process. Only the cookie information saved on your computer by this program can be retrieved by this program.

All cookie data placed by this program is removed upon properly exiting the program and/or shutting down your browser. Proper exiting of the program means that you either made a final submission of the application you were working on or you clicked on the exit button to leave the program.

How to Turn On Cookies

If your are seeing this page it's possible that you don't have cookies enabled in your browser. Below are listed browser-specific instructions on how to enable your cookies.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 7 or 8:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Double-click the Internet Options icon.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Select the option 'Override automatic cookie handling' under the Cookies section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  6. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  7. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'Third-party Cookies.' (Note: if you select the 'Prompt' option, you'll be prompted to click OK every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  8. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer 6:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  2. Click the Advanced button.
  3. Select the option 'Override Automatic Cookie Handling.'
  4. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'First-party Cookies.'
  5. Select the 'Accept' or 'Prompt' option under 'Third-party Cookies.' (Note: if you select the 'Prompt' option, you'll be prompted to click OK every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  6. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

Mozilla Firefox

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 3.x (PC):

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Set 'Firefox will': to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Check the box next to Accept cookies from sites to enable cookies, or uncheck it to disable them.
  5. Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 2.x (PC):

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Select the checkbox labeled 'Accept cookies from sites.'
  4. Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox (Mac):

  1. Go to the Firefox drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. Set 'Firefox will': to Use custom settings for history.
  5. Check the box next to Accept cookies from sites to enable cookies, or uncheck it to disable them.
  6. Click OK.

Chrome

To enable cookies in Chrome (PC):

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  4. Click Content settings in the 'Privacy' section.
  5. Make sure Allow local data to be set is selected to allow both first-party and third-party cookies. For any given webpage, first-party cookies are cookies that are set by the site domain listed in the address bar. Third-party cookies come from other domain sources that have items, such as ads or images, embedded on the page. If you only want to accept first-party cookies, check the box next to Block all third-party cookies without exception.

To enable cookies in Chrome (Mac):

  1. Select Chrome > Preferences on the menu bar.
  2. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  3. Click Content settings in the 'Privacy' section.
  4. Make sure Allow local data to be set is selected to allow both first-party and third-party cookies. For any given webpage, first-party cookies are cookies that are set by the site domain listed in the address bar. Third-party cookies come from other domain sources that have items, such as ads or images, embedded on the page. If you only want to accept first-party cookies, check the box next to Block all third-party cookies without exception.

Safari

To enable cookies in Safari:

  1. Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Security in the top panel.
  4. Under 'Accept Cookies' select the option 'Only from sites you navigate to.'

Refresh Your Browser Window

If you've already checked that your cookies are enabled and you're still seeing this page, try opening a new window in your browser. Sometimes using tabs in a single browser instance can cause your cookies to stick.

Or, you may try simply closing all windows and exiting your browser, and then relaunch your browser and attempt to access the site again.

Clear Your Browser Cache and Cookies

If the browser you're using or a page you're viewing is displaying problems, first try clearing the browser's cache. If that doesn't fix the problem, next try clearing the browser's cookies.

The instructions for clearing the cache and cookies may be different for each browser and version. Here are the steps for several commonly used browsers and versions. To get started, select the browser you're using:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To find the version, in Internet Explorer, click Help, and then click About Internet Explorer. If you don't see the Help menu, press Alt to show the menus.

1) Cache. First try clearing the browser cache for the version you're using:

Internet Explorer 8.x

  1. Click the Tools menu. If you don't see the menu, press Alt button on your keyboard to show the menus.
  2. Select Delete Browsing History.
  3. Select the checkbox for Temporary Internet Files.
  4. Click the Delete button.
  5. Once the files have been deleted, click Okay.

Note: It can take several minutes for the cache history to be deleted.

Internet Explorer 7.x

  1. Click the Tools menu. If you don't see the menu, press Alt button on your keyboard to show the menus.
  2. Select Delete Browsing History.
  3. Click the Delete files button.
  4. Click the Yes button in the confirmation window.
  5. Click the Close button.

Note: It can take several minutes for the cache history to be deleted.

Internet Explorer 6.x

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Click the Delete Files button.
  5. Click the OK button in the confirmation window.
  6. Click the OK button to close the 'Internet Options' window.

Note: It can take several minutes for the cache history to be deleted.

2) Cookies. If clearing the cache doesn't fix the problem, next you may want to try clearing the browser cookies.

Important! While deleting the browser cookies may fix the problem, it also removes your saved settings for sites you've previously visited.

Internet Explorer 8.x

  1. Click the Tools menu. If you don't see the menu, press Alt button on your keyboard to show the menus.
  2. Select Delete Browsing History.
  3. Select the checkbox for Cookies.
  4. Click the Delete button.
  5. Once your cookies have been deleted, click Okay.

Internet Explorer 7.x

  1. Click the Tools menu. If you don't see the menu, press Alt button on your keyboard to show the menus.
  2. Click the Delete cookies button.
  3. Click the Yes button in the confirmation window.
  4. Click the Close button.

Internet Explorer 6.x

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Click the Delete Cookies button.
  5. Click the OK button in the confirmation window.
  6. Click the OK button to close the 'Internet Options' window.

Mozilla Firefox

To find the version, in Firefox: On Windows, click Help, and then click About Mozilla Firefox. On Mac OS X, click Firefox, and then click About Mozilla Firefox.

1) Cache. First try clearing the browser cache for the version you're using:

Firefox 3.5.x for Windows

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Clear Recent History.
  3. Under 'Time Range to Clear' select Everything.
  4. Select the 'Details' checkbox.
  5. Select the 'Cache' checkbox.
  6. Click the 'Clear Now' button.

Firefox 3.x for Windows

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Clear Private Data.
  3. Select the 'Cache' checkbox.
  4. Click the 'Clear Private Data Now' button.

Firefox 3.x and 3.5.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Firefox menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Click the Network tab.
  5. In the 'Offline Storage' section, click Clear Now.
  6. Click the OK button.

Firefox 2.x for Windows

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Click the Network tab.
  5. In the 'Cache' section, click Clear Now.
  6. Click OK.

Firefox 2.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Firefox menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Click the Network tab.
  5. In the 'Cache' section, click Clear Now.
  6. Click OK.

2) Cookies. If clearing the cache doesn't fix the problem, next you may want to try clearing the browser cookies.

Important! While deleting the browser cookies may fix the problem, it also removes your saved settings for sites you've previously visited.

Firefox 3.5.x for Windows

  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Clear Recent History.
  3. Under 'Time Range to Clear' select Everything.
  4. Select the 'Details' checkbox.
  5. Select the 'Cookies' checkbox.
  6. Click the 'Clear Now' button.

Firefox 3.5.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Firefox menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. Click the Remove Individual Cookies link.
  5. In the Cookies dialog box, click Remove All Cookies.
  6. Close the Cookies dialog box.
  7. Close Preferences.

Firefox 3.x for Windows

  1. In Firefox, click the Tools menu.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. In the Cookies section, click Show Cookies.
  5. In the Cookies dialog box, click Remove All Cookies.
  6. Click OK to close the Cookies dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close Options.

Firefox 3.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Firefox menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. In the Cookies section, click Show Cookies.
  5. In the Cookies dialog box, click Remove All Cookies.
  6. Click OK to close the Cookies dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close Preferences.

Firefox 2.x for Windows

  1. In Firefox, click the Tools menu.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. In the Cookies section, click Show Cookies.
  5. In the Cookies dialog box, click Remove All Cookies.
  6. Click OK to close the Cookies dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close Options.

Firefox 2.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Firefox menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Privacy.
  4. In the Cookies section, click Show Cookies.
  5. In the Cookies dialog box, click Remove All Cookies.
  6. Click OK to close the Cookies dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close Preferences.

Google Chrome

Apple Safari

To find the version, in Safari: On Mac OS X, click Safari, and then click About Safari. On Windows, click Help, and then click About Safari.

1) Cache. First try clearing the browser cache for the version you're using:

Safari 3.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Select Empty Cache.
  3. Click Empty.

Safari 3.x for Windows

  1. Click the Edit menu.
  2. Select Empty Cache.
  3. Click Empty.

2) Cookies. If clearing the cache doesn't fix the problem, next you may want to try clearing the browser cookies.

Important! While deleting the browser cookies may fix the problem, it also removes your saved settings for sites you've previously visited.

Safari 3.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click the Edit menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Click Show Cookies.
  5. Click Remove All.
  6. Click Done.
  7. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.

Safari 3.x for Windows

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Click Show Cookies.
  5. Click Remove All.
  6. Click Done to close the cookies list.
  7. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.

If the browser or version you're using isn't listed here, please see the browser's Help to get these instructions.

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