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How to disable cookies



Cookies are usually stored in the computer browser by default. The purpose of cookies is to store settings and information for web pages that you have opened. Sometimes cookies can be used to track users and targeted ads. Some people like to disable cookies for privacy purposes. This wikiHow teaches you how to block cookies on different browsers.

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[ Edit ] Chrome (Desktop)

  1. Click the Chrome menu button. It is the icon with three dots. You will find this in the upper right corner of the Chrome window.
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  2. Click on the option. It is at the bottom of the Chrome menu.
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  3. Click or. It is at the bottom of the Settings menu. This extends the Settings menu.
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  4. Click or. This is in the section "Privacy and Security".
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  5. Click. It's near the top of the Site Settings menu.
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  6. Click on the switcher next "Let websites save and read cookie data." It is entitled "Allow websites to save and read cookies (recommended)" at the top of the menu "Cookies and site data".
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    • In older versions, select "Block websites from setting data."
  7. Click the switch next to "Block third-party cookies". There is to the right of "Block third party cookies" in the "Cookies and Website Data" menu.
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    • Alternatively, you can block cookies from individual websites. To do so, click Add next to "Block" and enter the website address you want to block cookies from. Then click Add .
  8. Click the switcher next to "Clear cookies and website information when leaving Chrome". These settings delete existing cookies each time you close Chrome. This will delete all your existing cookies the next time you close Chrome. [1]
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    • If you do not want to delete cookies every time Chrome closes, you must disable this setting the next time you open Google Chrome.
  9. Quit Chrome. To leave Chrome, click the "X" icon in the upper-right corner of Windows or the red "x" icon in the upper-left corner of the Mac.
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[ Edit ] Safari (iOS)

  1. Tap on your Settings app. You can change your Safari browser's cookie settings in the Settings app for your iOS device.
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    • It is not possible to block cookies in Chrome for iPhone or iPad due to restrictions on third-party browsers by Apple. If you use Chrome on iOS and want to block cookies, you either have to browse incognito mode or switch to Safari. [2]
  2. Press. It is next to an icon similar to a blue compass in the Settings menu.
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  3. Press the select button next to "Block all cookies". This is in the section "Privacy and security". The toggle switch is to the right.
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  4. Press. This is the red text in the popup alert. Safari no longer saves cookies for websites you visit.
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[ Edit ] Chrome (Android)

  1. Click the Chrome menu button. It is the three point icon in the upper right corner of Chrome mobile browser.
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    • It is not possible to block cookies in Chrome for iPhone or iPad due to restrictions on Apple's third-party browser. If you are using Chrome on iOS and want to block cookies, you must either browse incognito mode or switch to Safari.
  2. Press. It's near the bottom of the Chrome menu.
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  3. Press. It is the third option under "Advanced" in the Settings menu.
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  4. Press. It is next to an icon similar to a cookie in the "Website Settings" menu.
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  5. Press the select button next to "Cookies". It is at the top of the cake menu on the right.
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    • Alternatively, you can block cookies from individual websites. You can do so by tapping Add Website Exception at the bottom of the Cookies menu. Then enter the site you want to block under "URL" and press Add in the lower right corner.
  6. Click the check box next to "Block third-party cookies." It is the last option in the Cookies menu. This blocks third-party cookies from websites.
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[ Edit ] Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox menu button. It is the icon with three horizontal lines. You will find this in the upper right corner of the window.
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  2. Click. It is next to an icon that resembles a tool in the Firefox window.
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  3. Click. It is next to an icon similar to a lock in the sidebar menu on the left.
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  4. Click the radio button next to "Custom". It is the last option under "Improved tracking protection".
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  5. Click the drop-down menu next to "Cookies". It is the first option in the list of "Custom" box under "Improved tracking protection".
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  6. Click. It is the last option in the drop-down menu next to "Cookies" in the "Custom" box.
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    • You can also select "Block third-party cookies" in the drop-down menu to allow some cookies.
    • Alternatively, you can block individual websites. To do so, click on Manage Permissions below "Cookies and Site Data". Enter the site URL you want to block in the "Site URL" field and click Block .
  7. Click the check box next to "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". This tells Firefox to delete all existing cookies when they are turned off.
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  8. Close Firefox. To close Firefox, click the "X" icon in the upper-right corner of Windows or the red "x" icon in the upper-left corner of the Mac.
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Edit ] Microsoft Edge

  1. Click or press the button. It is the button with three dots in the upper right corner of Microsoft Edge. This displays the menu on the right
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  2. Click or press. It's at the bottom of the menu. It is next to an icon that resembles an implement.
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  3. Click or press. It's next to an icon similar to a lock in the sidebar to the left of the Microsoft Edge menu.
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  4. Click the drop down menu below "Cookies". It's about halfway in the "Privacy and Security" menu.
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  5. Click. It is the last option in the "Cookies" drop-down menu.
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    • You can also select "Block third party cookies" to block some cookies.

[ Edit ] Safari (Desktop)

  1. Click the menu. It is in the upper left corner of the menu bar at the top. You see this in the menu bar when a Safari window is open and active.
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  2. Click. It is the third option in the Safari menu.
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  3. Click on the tab. It has a blue icon with one hand.
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  4. Click the check box next to "Block all cookies." It is the second option in the privacy menu. Safari will stop saving cookies from websites you visit.
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[ Edit ] Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the menu or the Gear button. It is in the upper right corner of the browser.
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    • If you do not see any of them, press
  2. Click. It is at the bottom of the tool menu.
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  3. Click on the tab. It is the third tab at the top of the Internet Options window.
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  4. Click the button. It is under "Settings" and to the right.
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  5. Click for First Party Cookies and Third Party Cookies. There are three options below "First Party Cookies" and "Third Party Cookies". Click "Block" below both to block all
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  • Click for to save your changes It is in the lower right corner of the menu Internet Explorer no longer saves cookies.
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  • [ Edit ] Tip

    • Disabling cookies altogether will prevent you from staying logged in to the websites you visit frequently.
    • If you do not want cookies to be saved for your current browsing session, enable incognito or private mode in your browser. No cookies are saved when this mode is enabled.

    [ Edit ] Warnings

    • Remember that cookies are the only way most websites can store information about you. If you completely disable cookies, you may not be able to log in to important services, such as your bank account or email client. Removing old cookies every now and then is a better idea than disabling cookies altogether.

    [ Edit ] References

    [ Edit ] Quick Overview [19659125][1945 https://support.google.com/chrome / answer / 95647? source = gsearch & hl = en
  • http://www.macworld.com/article/3027952/ios/ Safaris-now-the-only-major-browser-support-do-not- track-on-ios.html

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