How to allow or block Cookies in Microsoft Edge browser

If when you try to log in to your Microsoft Account or any other online account on the web, your browser should be set to allow Internet Cookies – which is the default setting in any case. A Cookie is a small snippet of information sent from a web server to a user’s browser, which then stores it.

But it may happen that you see the following message when you try to sign in to any Microsoft website using Microsoft Edge web browser:

Cookies must be allowed. Your browser is currently set to block cookies. Your browser must allow cookies before you can use a Microsoft account. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that tell Microsoft sites and services when you’re signed in. To learn how to allow cookies, see online help in your web browser.”

Microsoft Edge is blocking Cookies

If you see this message, you may have to configure your Edge browser settings and allow it to allow Cookies. Let us see how you can make Microsoft allow or block Cookies. Websites store cookies on your system so that your browsing can be enhanced in various ways for better surfing experience.

Allow or block Cookies in Microsoft Edge

To allow or block Cookies on Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Open Edge browser
  2. Click on the 3-dotted ‘More’ link to open its Settings
  3. Scroll down and click on View Advanced Settings.
  4. Again scroll down till you see the setting for Cookies.
  5. When here, from the 3 options, select one.

The available options are:

  1. Block all Cookies
  2. Block only third party cookies
  3. Don’t block cookies.

allow or block Cookies in Microsoft Edge browser

To allow all Cookies, ensure that Don’t block cookies is selected, and restart Microsoft Edge.

This should help. If it does not, see if this post on how to configure Microsoft Edge to treat Cookies using Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor helps you.

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