Oct 16, 2019

Disable Cookies

Removing all content from page

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Cookies are typically stored on your computer's Internet browser by default. The purpose of cookies is to store settings and information for web pages that you have accessed. You may want to disable cookies on your web browser from being stored in your computer for privacy reasons, or to free up space on your hard drive.
 
[[Category:Internet Security]]
 
[[Category:Internet Browsers]]
 
== Steps ==
 
===Chrome (Desktop)===
 
#Click the Chrome menu button (⋮). You can find this in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 1 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the option.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 2 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click or .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 3 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click or . This is in the "Privacy and security" section.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 5 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the slider. In older versions, select "Block sites from setting any data."[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 6 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the box.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 7 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click to delete all stored cookies.<ref>https://ift.tt/32o9Gcu Cookies Step 8 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
===Safari (iOS)===
 
#Tap your Settings app. You can change your Safari browser's cookie settings in your iOS device's Settings app.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 9 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*It is not possible to block cookies in Chrome for iOS due to restrictions placed on third-party browsers by Apple. If you use Chrome on iOS and want to block cookies, you'll need to either browse in Incognito Mode or switch to Safari.<ref>https://ift.tt/2IYAQ23>
 
#Tap .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 10 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Tap . This is in the "Privacy & Security" section.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 11 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Tap . Safari will no longer save cookies for sites you visit.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 12 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
===Chrome (Android)===
 
#Tap the Chrome menu button (⋮).[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 13 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Tap .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 14 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Tap .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 15 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Tap .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 16 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Tap the slider to toggle cookies off. Chrome will no longer save cookies from any website that you visit.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 17 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
===Firefox===
 
#Click the Firefox menu button. You'll find this in the upper-right corner of the window.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 18 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 19 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the tab.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 20 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the drop-down menu in the History section.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 21 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 22 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the box. Unchecking this will prevent Firefox from saving cookies.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 23 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
===Microsoft Edge===
 
#Click or tap the ''' button.'''[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 24 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click or tap .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 25 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click or tap .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 26 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click or tap the drop-down menu.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 27 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click or tap . Edge will no longer save cookies.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 28 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
===Internet Explorer===
 
#Click the menu or the Gear button. If you don't see either, press [[Image:Disable Cookies Step 29 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 30 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the tab.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 31 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the button.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 32 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click for First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 33 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the box.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 34 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click to save your changes. Internet Explorer will no longer save cookies.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 35 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
===Safari (Desktop)===
 
#Click the menu. You'll see this in the menu bar when a Safari window is open and active.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 36 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click .[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 37 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the tab.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 38 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Click the radio button. Safari will stop saving cookies from sites you visit.[[Image:Disable Cookies Step 39 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
   
== Tips ==
 
*Disabling cookies entirely will prevent you from staying logged in at sites you visit frequently.
 
*If you don't want cookies saved for your current browsing session, turn on Incognito or Private mode on your browser. No cookies will be saved when this mode is enabled.
 
 
== Warnings ==
 
* Keep in mind that cookies are the only way that most websites can store information about you. If you completely disable cookies, you may not be able to sign in to important services, like your bank account or email client. Deleting old cookies every now and then is a better idea than disabling cookies altogether.
 
 
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