Membership Info : Troubleshooting

When I sign in, I receive a message regarding cookies.

This message appears when the browser you're using isn't set to accept cookies. To change the browser's cookie settings, follow the instructions below step by step for the internet browser you are using. You may also be using a third party program on your computer that is blocking cookies; you may have to check with the software maker of any security software you use if none of these steps resolves the problem for you.

Make sure that you do not have AmericanGreetings.com open

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. At the top of the browser window, click on 'Tools'
  3. From the menu, choose 'Internet Options'
  4. Click on the 'Privacy' tab
  5. Click on 'Advanced'
  6. On the screen that appears, make sure that you have the following
    settings:
    • Check 'override automatic cookie handling'
    • Accept First and Third-party cookies
    • Check 'Always allow session cookies'
  7. Click OK
  8. The main privacy screen will appear again. Click on 'Edit or Sites'
  9. You may have our website address set to "Always Block". If it is, please set it to "Always Allow".

  10. In the Address of Web site box, type "www.americangreetings.com"
  11. Click 'Allow'
  12. The site will appear in the lower box. Click OK and close all the
    windows.
  13. Open Internet Explorer back up and go to http://www.americangreetings.com.

Try to sign in and access your Members-only content.

In Firefox 2 and 3.0:

  1. Click tools in the menu bar
  2. Click on options
  3. Click on the privacy tab
  4. Check the "Allow Sites to Set Cookies" box. Ensure the drop down box for "keep until" says "they expire"
  5. Click OK.

For Firefox 3.5 and above:

  1. Click tools in the menu bar
  2. Click on options
  3. Click on the privacy tab
  4. Change the drop down next to "Firefox will" to say "use custom settings for history"
  5. Check the boxes for "accept cookies from sites" and "accept third party cookies" and make sure the drop down box next to it says "until they expire"

Your browser may also be blocking our website. Please follow the instructions below to allow our site

While still in the privacy tab please click on exceptions. You may have our website address set to "Block". If it is, please highlight americangreetings.com and click "remove site" then type americangreetings.com in the address bar field and click "allow". Then click "ok" and reopen americangreetings.com and you should be all set!

In Safari, go to Safari->Preferences->Security. Set the Accept Cookies preference to "Always". Close the Preferences window.

If you continue to experience difficulty, please don't hesitate to contact us.