To allow or block cookies on Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, do the following:
- Open Edge browser.
- Click on the 3-dotted 'More' link to open its Settings.
- Scroll down and click on View Advanced Settings.
- Again scroll down till you see the setting for Cookies.
- When here, from the 3 options, select one.
From the browser toolbar, choose:
Tools -> Internet Options
Then click on the privacy Tab
Then click ‘Advanced Privacy Settings’
Once on this tab you can select how you wish your browser to deal with cookies.
Select the Override automatic cookie handling option.
First Party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting, and Third Party cookies refer to cookies that are set by a different website to the one you are visiting.
You have 3 choices for each type of cookie:
- Accept - Accepts any cookies.
- Block - Blocks all cookies.
- Prompt - Asks you before storing a cookie.
Session cookies are cookies that will expire when you have finished your session on the website (some websites need these cookies enabled to function correctly).
To set Firefox to block cookies from the website you are currently visiting:
- Go to the website you wish to block from setting cookies in Firefox.
- Hold down the Ctrl key while you click within the page and select View Page Info.
- In the Page Info window, select the Permissions panel.
- Underneath Set Cookies, remove the check mark from Use Default.
- Change the setting to Block.
- Close the Page Info window.
To remove cookies which have already been set:
- On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences
- Select the Privacy panel.
- Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history
- Click Show Cookies.... The Cookies window will appear
- In the Search: field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed
- Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click Remove Cookie.
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button
In the "Cookies" section, you can change the following cookies settings:
i) Delete cookies
Click All cookies and site data to open the Cookies and Other Data dialog.
To delete all cookies, click Remove all at the bottom of the dialog.
To delete a specific cookie, select the site that issued the cookie, then the cookie, and click Remove.
ii) Block cookies by default
Block all cookies: Select "Block sites from setting any data." Keep in mind that selecting this setting will prevent most sites that require you to sign in from working. You'll see an X in the address bar whenever a cookie has been blocked.
Block only third-party cookies: Select the "Ignore exceptions and block third-party cookies from being set" checkbox. Even if you've added a site to the Exceptions list and have chosen to allow its cookies, the site's third-party cookies won't be accepted if this checkbox is selected.
iii) Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains
To control how cookies should be handled for a few specific sites or domains, click Manage exceptions. To add a rule in the Cookie and Site Data Exceptions dialog that appears, follow these steps:
- 1. Click the "Add a new exception pattern" field and enter the domain name for which you want to create an exception.
To create exceptions for an entire domain, insert [*.] before the domain name (e.g.[*.]google.com).
You can also specify an IP address, an IPv6 address, or a non-http URL.
- 2. Use the menu to choose whether the site can set cookies. If you select Session only, its cookies are deleted every time you close your browser.
You can also edit or remove exceptions using this dialog.
iv) Allow cookies by default
Managing cookies in Safari
1. Choose Safari > Preferences and click Security.
2. In the “Accept cookies” section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites. To see an explanation of the options, click the Help button (looks like a question mark).
3. If you want to see more information about the cookies stored on your computer, click Show Cookies. The following information is displayed for each cookie:
- Website that stored the cookie
- Path, or location, on your computer
- Secure status; cookies marked “secure” are sent over an encrypted connection
- Expiration date (when it will be removed from your computer)
- Contents (normally a string of code)