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Enable or Disable 3rd-party cookies in IE app on Windows 8.1

Earlier we explained you about an Internet Cookie and the different types of Internet Cookies. We also detailed the steps that need to be followed in order to block or allow Third-Party Cookies in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera. In this post, we will see how to enable or disable 3rd-party cookies in the Internet Explorer App for Windows 8.1, using Charms PC Settings Panel.

Before starting with the tip, let’s take a glimpse of what a third-party cookie is. Third-party cookies are the small amount of text stored in your web browser by a website with a domain name, other than the one you are currently visiting. Most of the time, the ad services use cookies to offer you the targeted ads based on your browsing history and web searches. However, they can raise privacy concerns and some may want to block them for privacy reasons.

Let us see how you can enable or disable third-party cookies in the IE app, using the Charms Settings panel.

Disable 3rd-party cookies in IE app

If you prefer to use the IE app, then to block or disable the third-party cookies in the Internet explorer app, you have to follow the below mentioned steps.

1. Open your Metro or Modern or Universal IE app and then bring up the Charms bar. Choose Settings.

2. In the Settings charm, select the Privacy tab.

3. In Privacy, scroll down to get the Cookies Section and set the Block all third-party cookies switch to ON.

4. The Internet Explorer app has now blocked the third-party cookies.

NOTE: If you are using Windows 8 or later, you have both desktop and the app version of Internet Explorer installed on your device. Though, the IE for desktop and IE app look and work differently, they share the same settings. Therefore, if you have disabled third-party cookies in the desktop variant of the browser then you don’t have to repeat the process for the Internet Explorer App.