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Cookies are stored on your computer by websites you visit and contain information such as site​ pref​eren​ces ​or logi​n stat​us. This article describes how to enable and disable cookies in Firefox.

How do I change Cookie settings?

Note: Cookies are enabled by default in Firefox.

To check or change your settings:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy panel.

  3. Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
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  4. Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.

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  5. Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:
    • Keep until: they expire: Each cookie will be removed when it reaches its expiration date, which is set by the site that sent the cookie.
    • Keep until: I close Firefox: The cookies that are stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed.
    • Keep until: ask me every time: Displays an alert every time a website tries to send a cookie, and asks you whether or not you want to store it.
  6. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.


Websites report cookie errors

If a website gives you an error message saying that you cannot accept cookies, see Websites say cookies are blocked - Unblock them.