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Tiger Sep 28 2016 01:22 PM

Allowing Cookies/Popups
Allowing 3rd party Cookies/Popups

Flash Player is no longer needed for Farm Town!

If you require information about the migration to HTML and what is currently available to use in the new version, please click on the first 2 links below:

Game Migration Update -- December 23th, 2020
HTML5/Unity version of the Game

The links in the following list are instructions for enabling cookies in your browser and for disabling and removing the Farm Town Flash enabler which is no longer needed for Farm Town.
  1. Disabling and Removing the Farmtown Flash Enabler.
  2. Cookies/Popups setup
  3. Firefox cookies set up

Should you need to get back to this post to look for other information:
Each post has a Table of Contents link bottom right of the post, which when you click, will bring you right back here.

Tiger Sep 28 2016 01:22 PM

Disabling/Removing the Farmtown Flash Enabler
The Farmtown Flash Enabler Extension for browsers and Flash player are no longer required for Farm Town.

It's worth diisabling it especially if you have uninstalled Flash Player.

Open your browsers menu and go to the extensions section in that list.

This is what the Farmtown Flash Enabler looks like when it's enabled.
You need to click on that blue button to the right of it to disable it.
In Chrome when disabled the button turns grey. ... JUNE 2020.PNG

The extension will be disabled, you will then see an option to remove it. Once removed that's it you are done!

Tiger Sep 28 2016 01:22 PM

Cookies/Popups setup
Cookies/Popups setup

Cookies and Popups are required for Farm Town and the Forum.
They are needed for seeing pop-ups windows in the game, for seeing your friends in the various friends lists needed for the game and viewing attachments in posts that you may see when logged into the forum.

These are the instructions for Chrome - Versions 74 onward. For other browsers it's very similar.

Cookies and Popups:

1. Load Farm Town and look top left of your browser window.
2. MAY 2019.PNG Look for a small black padlock at the left side of the browser address bar and click on it.

This picture is using Windows 10. Older versions of OS may not have "Pop-ups and redirects".

You will see something like this: MAY 2019.png

Older versions of OS: IF you do not have the "Pop-ups and redirects" option skip to "How to check if cookies are blocked".

3. Windows 10: For "Pop-ups and redirects" to allow cookies/popups check it is set to Allow or Allow (Default) NOT Block. Change that setting if it's not set to that. Then do Step 4

If you want to keep them blocked and only allow the sites need for Farm Town set it to Block. Then do Step 4.

4. Then click anywhere in the window where your game is and a new bar will drop down with a blue button telling you to Reload to apply those changes, click on Reload. MAY 2019.PNG
If you don't see that just reload that tab using the circling arrow to the left of the padlock.

How to check if cookies are blocked: Click on the black padlock and this time click on "Cookies" and a new window will open. This window has 2 sections "Allowed" and "Blocked" This picture shows the cookies that have sites allowed. The ones for Farm Town and the Forum are:
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If you do not see any of those sites listed click on the Blocked section. If any of them are blocked they will show up like this: MAY 2019.png
To allow a site, click on it and then click on Allow. Repeat if there is more than one. Then click Done.

Adding sites to exceptions: You only need to do this if you are still having problems and the sites are not showing in those windows. You need to add the sites manually:

1. For Chrome, click on the three dots to the right of your browser bar.

For other browsers your Settings may be found by clicking on the browsers Icon to open the menu

2. Scroll down and click on "Settings"
3. The "Settings" page will load. In the dark blue search bar type in "Cookies".
4. The page will refresh. Scroll down to "Site Settings" and click the arrow to the right.
5. Under Permissions you should see Cookies highlighted in yellow, click the arrow to the right.

At the top if you see "Blocked" and want to allow cookies, click the grey button to the right, to turn it blue and you should see Blocked change to "Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)".

Scroll down to Allow and see if the sites are added, if they are not click on the Add to the right of Allow and add the sites one at a time. These are the sites to add for Farm Town and the Forum:

Tiger Jan 10 2018 01:12 PM

Firefox cookies set up
Firefox cookies set up

If you do not want to open up your browser to all 3rd party cookies or all pop ups follow the instructions below.

Add the following web sites to the exceptions for those settings. In Firefox add the sites under the Content tab for pop ups and under the Privacy tab for cookies. For the cookies to work you must set the History setting to "Use custom settings for history"

Also , if you have an ad-blocker plugin in your browser make sure the above web sites are also allowed in that too.

Be sure you close and restart your browser for those changes to take effect.

*Note: If you are using private browsing either through your browser or through your anti-virus program, that will block 3rd party cookies and pop ups. You need to turn this off for when you are in Farm Town, so that those cookies and pop ups can be seen.

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