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How to enable cookies in your web browser

How to enable cookies in your web browser

You can enable cookies in any web browser on your computer or any other device. For Mac, PC or Android go to cookies settings page and choose “allow all cookies.”

On an iPhone or iPad, Chrome cookies are already enabled and can’t be turned off.

Cookies are small text files that help websites to save information about you, keep you logged in, know who you are, and remember your preferences. Web browsing experience gets particularly harder, if cookies in your web browser is disabled.

Through cookies, websites can also keep a record of what’s in your cart on shopping sites and display articles you are interested in on news sites.

This article will cover the following web browsers both on PC/iOS or Android:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari

After knowing all the pros and cons, if you wish to enable cookies in your web browser here’s how you can set it up with just a few clicks:

How to enable cookies in Google Chrome on a computer

1. Open the Chrome web browser on your PC or Mac OS.

2. Select the “Customize and control Google Chrome”  menu icon by clicking three vertical dots at the upper right corner of the browser bar in Chrome window. A drop-down will appear.

3. At the bottom of the drop down, select “Settings.”

4. Scroll down to the “Privacy and security” section in the Settings page. Select the “Cookies and other site data” option and a page will open.

5. On this page, you can choose from various options to handle cookies settings. Check the circle beside any setting to enable it.

4. Check the circle to set up “Allow all cookies” or “Block third-party cookies in Incognito”, which disables sites to collect data in incognito window.

This way you can set this feature up. To disable or change the settings again, return to this page following the same steps. You can either uncheck the circle to turn it off, or customize it to some other option.

How to enable cookies in Google Chrome on Android

1. Open the Chrome web browser on your Android phone.

2. Select the “Customize and control Google Chrome”  menu icon by clicking three vertical dots at the upper right corner of the browser bar in Chrome window. A drop-down will appear.

3. At the bottom of the drop down, tap “Settings.”

4. Scroll down to theSite settings” section in the Settings page. Tap the “Cookies.”

5. On this page, you can choose from various options to handle cookies settings. Check the circle beside any setting to enable it.

4. Tap to check the circle to set up “Allow all cookies” or “Block third-party cookies in Incognito”, which disables sites to collect data in incognito window.

To disable or change the settings, return to this page following the same steps and uncheck the circle.

Enable cookies in Google Chrome on iPhone or iPad

iOS keeps things straightforward – on an iPhone or iPad, Chrome or any other web browser cookies are automatically enabled and can’t be turned off.

How to enable cookies in Microsoft Edge

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on either your PC or Android.

2. Choose the “Settings and more” option in the top right corner of the browser bar.

3. Select “Settings.” Go to “Privacy and security.”

4. Enable “Don’t block cookies”, in the “Cookies” section.

For further help on Edge, go to “Help & Support > Help”, in your browser menu. Or see Microsoft’s support.

Enabling cookies in Internet Explorer

1. Open the Internet Explorer on either your PC or Android.

2. Select “Tools” or click the icon of gear at the upper right corner of the browser bar in the Internet Explorer. A drop-down will appear.

3. Scroll down to the “Internet Options”, click the “Privacy” option.

3. Click “Advanced” on that tab. You can choose from multiple options to manage cookies settings in your web browser.

4. For starters, click to check First and Third-party cookies to “Accept.”

5. Check “Always allow session cookies” and click “OK”

6. Close this window. Restart the browser to get this feature to work.

For additional information, click ”Help” in the browser menu or see Microsoft’s Support.

Enabling cookies in Firefox

1. Open the Firefox web browser on your PC or Mac OS.

2. Select the “Open menu” icon by clicking three lines at the upper right corner of the browser bar. A drop-down will appear.

3. Click “Privacy.” Scroll down to the “Privacy & Security” option.

4. In the section of “Enhanced Tracking Protection”, click “Standard.”

For additional help in Firefox, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Mozilla’s Support.

Enabling cookies in Safari

1. Open the Safari web browser, go to Preferences.”

2. Click to select the “Privacy” tab. Scroll down to the “Cookies and website data” section.

3. Uncheck the “Block all cookies” option to enable this setting and close the window.

For further help, either click ”Help” in the browser menu or see Apple’s Support.

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