Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences
Cookies are stored on your computer by websites you visit and contain information such as site preferences or your login status. This article describes how to enable and disable cookies in Firefox.
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How do I view or change my cookie settings?
Click the shield icon to the left of your address bar and select OptionsPreferences will open. Here you can view settings for Enhanced Tracking Protection, which includes your cookie settings.. The panel of Firefox
If Standard is selected, it means you’re in the default setting for Enhanced Tracking Protection and cross-site tracking cookies are blocked.
To enable all cookies, select the Custom radio button and deselect the Cookies checkbox.
Click the menu button and select OptionsPreferences will open. This is where you can view your settings for Content Blocking, which includes cookies.. The panel of Firefox
Ifis selected, it means that you are using the default settings for content blocking and cookies are enabled.
To block cookies: Select theradio button and select the Cookies checkbox.
Third-Party Trackers is the default setting for blocking cookies. Use the drop-down menu to change the type of cookies blocked. Note that disabling cookies can cause problems with websites. See this article to learn more about third-party cookies.
To enable all cookies, do one of the following:
- Select the radio button and deselect the Cookies checkbox.
- Alternatively, select to restore the default settings.
To learn more about these settings, see the Content blocking article.
Clear cookies when you close Firefox
To remove all cookies and site data when Firefox is closed:
- Click the menu button and select . .
- Select the
- Select the Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed checkbox.
- Each time you close Firefox, the cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed.
Websites report cookie errors
If a website gives you an error message that cookies must be enabled, make sure that you have not blocked cookies for the website. See Block websites from storing cookies and site data in Firefox and Websites say cookies are blocked - Unblock them for more information.
Last Update: 2019-10-10