Disable, Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera browsers

We have already seen what an Internet Cookie is and the different types of Internet Cookies. While Cookies are required for proper rendering of web pages, there are some cookies, which you may want to block for security reasons or privacy concerns. In this post we will see how you can enable Cookies or block or disable Cookies. We will also see how to block 3rd Party, Session & Persistent Cookies, if you want too. The browsers covered here are the popular one’s namely Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Disable, Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer and click the Tools button. Next click Internet Options and select the Privacy tab. Under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click Apply.

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As you move the slider up or down, you will see a description of the types of cookies that will be blocked or allowed by Internet Explorer at that privacy level.

Starting from the top you will see the following options:

  1. Block all Cookies from all websites. Block all Cookies from websites that do not have a compact privacy policy
  2. Block all cookies from websites that do not have a compact privacy policy. Block cookies that save information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent
  3. Block third-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy. Block third-party cookies that save information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent. Blocks firstly-partly cookies that save information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent.
  4. Block third-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy. Block third-party cookies that save information that can be used to contact you without your explicit consent. Restricts firstly-partly cookies that save information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent. This is the default setting.
  5. Block third-party cookies that do not have a compact privacy policy. Restricts third-party cookies that save information that can be used to contact you without your implicit consent.
  6. Saves cookies from any website. Cookies that are already on this computer can be read by the websites that created them.

Select the level of security you want. For most, the Default option is the best.

Disable, Enable Cookies in Chrome

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To disable or enable Cookies on Chrome, click the Tools button > Settings. Towards the end of this page, you will see Show Advanced Settings link. Click on it.

Under Privacy, click on the Content Settings button. Here you can select the options you feel are best suited for you. You can click on the images to see the larger versions.

Disable, Enable Cookies in Firefox

In Firefox, open Settings > Options > Privacy tab.

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Under History, from the drop-down menu, select Use custom settings for history. You can now select the Cookies options you want.

Disable, Enable Cookies in Opera

In Opera, open settings > Privacy & Security.

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Under Cookies you will see the options to manage your Cookie settings and choose which kind of Cookies you wish to allow or disallow on your Windows computer.

Block or disable Third-party, Tracking & Session cookies

Using these option, you can set your browser to block or allow Cookies on your Windows PC and even choose to block or disable Third-party, Tracking & Session cookies.

Expired Cookies Cleaner will help you remove Expired Cookies in Internet Explorer.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
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