How To Change Cookie Settings
Cookies are small files stored by websites on your computer to make browsing a better experience. Some cookies can be used to track which websites you visit and these can be turned on or off.
The method is slightly different for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and other browsers.
If you use more than one type of browser then you need to check the cookies on all of them.
In some browsers you can view and manage your existing cookies; you can also configure which individual websites are allowed to set cookies and how long to keep them for.
Changing Cookies in Firefox
To change cookies in Firefox, follow these steps:
- From the Firefox menu, select Options.
- Select Privacy.
- Select the Tracking check box to indicate if you wish to allow websites to track your visits.
Changing Cookies in Chrome
To change cookies in Chrome, follow these steps:
- Click the Menu button and select Settings.
- Expand + Show advanced settings.
- Find the Privacy section and choose Content Settings.
- Using the radio buttons to change the settings accordingly.
Note: You can also select the Send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic option.
Changing Cookies in Internet Explorer
Most versions of Internet Explorer allow you to edit cookies by follow these steps:
- Click the Tools (cog) button and select Internet Options from the drop-down list.
- Click the Security tab.
- Move the slider to select the preferred default setting. Medium is often a good option.
Note: There is an Advanced button which can be used to set more specific cookie options. This is located in the Privacy section.
Changing Cookies in Safari
To change the cookie settings in Safari 5.1 and later, following these steps:
- From the Safari menu, select Preferences.
- Choose Privacy.
- Select the preferred cookie options.
- Then click Done to save and Exit.
Note: For all versions of Safari you can select Website tracking (Ask Websites not to track me) option.