Take the following precautions to ensure that your online shopping
experience is both safe and secure:
Verify the credibility of the retail website.
Is it a well known shopping site?
Does the website belong to an Internet trust organization.
Can you contact a person associated with the website by phone or a
physical mailing address?
Is product information and availability displayed openly and honestly?
How fast will the order be processed?
Are the shipping costs reasonable?
Does the store have a reasonable return/exchange policy?
Does the website use of encryption for user and payment data?
Are there any quality seals on the website? These seals represent an outside
assessment of the security measures in place.
1 From the Internet Options window, click the Privacy tab.
2 If the box next to Pop-up blocker is unchecked, then the pop-up blocker is
not turned on.
If the box is checked, then the pop-up blocker is turned on, and you can
click Settings to access more features for the pop-up blocker.
3 Click Settings.
4 Enter web addresses into the exception area to allow pop-ups from
5 In the Notifications and Filter level section, place a checkmark in the two
boxes if you would like to hear a sound when a pop-up is blocked, and if
you want to see the information bar when a pop-up is blocked.
6 In the Filter level drop-down menu, chose Low, Medium, or High settings
to control the amount of privacy.
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