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How to enable (or disable) cookies in Mozilla Firefox



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When you browse the internet with cookies enabled, websites can save your passwords and other information (with your consent), making your browsing experience a little more enjoyable. How to enable (or disable) cookies in Mozilla Firefox.

How to enable / disable cookies in Firefox on a desktop

To enable cookies in Firefox on Windows 1

0, Mac or Linux, click the hamburger icon in the upper right corner.

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Click on the burger icon.

Select “Options” from the drop-down menu.

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The Firefox settings will appear in a new tab. Click on “Privacy and Security” in the box on the left.

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Alternatively, if you want to jump directly to the “Privacy and Security” tab, type the following in the Firefox address bar:

about:preferences#privacy

You will now be in the “Browser Privacy” window. In the section “Extended tracking protection” you will see “Standard” is selected by default. This option allows the use of cookies, with the exception of “Crossing Sites.”

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Click “Custom” under the “Standard” option. This is where the magic happens!

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Now you have full control over which trackers and scripts to block. Uncheck the box next to “Cookies” to allow all types, including those previously excluded (the cross-site tracking cookies).

Uncheck the box next to it

To specify in which cases cookies should be blocked, check the box next to “Cookies”. Then click on the arrow to open the drop-down menu and select the option that best suits your needs.

Check the box next to it

To completely disable cookies, select “All Cookies.” However, we do not recommend doing this unless you are troubleshooting browser problems, and even then we recommend that you clear your browser’s cache and cookies first.

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How to enable / disable cookies in Firefox on mobile

To enable cookies in Firefox on Android, iPhone or iPad, tap the hamburger menu in the lower right corner.

Click on the burger menu.

Click “Settings.”

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Scroll down to the “Privacy” section and hit “Tracking protection.”

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Unfortunately, iOS and iPadOS settings aren’t as flexible as desktop and Android (which are the same). On your iPhone or iPad, your only choices are “Standard” or “Strict,” which both block trackers for multiple websites.

To allow all types of cookies, turn on “Improved tracking protection.”

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At this writing, there is not a built-in way to completely disable cookies in Firefox on iPhone or iPad.




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