A cookie is a small file that a web site saves on a user's computer to remember information about that user. PACER can sometimes set a cookie that will automatically redirect a CM/ECF user to PACER instead of CM/ECF from the CM/ECF login page. If this happens, the cookie will need cleared before the user can log into CM/ECF.
The following list links to instructions for cookie management in common browsers.
Tip: If you do not see the Civil and Criminal filing menus on the blue toolbar, you are logged into PACER. Try clearing your cookies and logging in again.