When you accept cookies, you're letting websites store little bits of information on your computer. This can speed up your browsing time or let the website to deliver customized information to you. Some websites require cookies, and other websites use them to save your data and track your behavior. If you'd rather be more private, you can block cookies. But if a site you use a lot needs them to work properly, these instructions will help you allow those good cookies.
For instructions, find your favorite browser below:
Browser software is always being updated for better security. Since it's free, you should download the latest version of Chrome directly from Google. As of this writing, Chrome is up to version 69.
To accept cookies in Google Chrome:
- Near the top right corner of your Google Chrome window, click the 3 dots icon and select Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Click Content settings.
- Click Cookies, the click the slider to Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended).
- Close the Settings tab or navigate to another page to exit.
Browser software is always being updated for better security. Since it's free, you should download the latest version of Internet Explorer directly from Microsoft. As of this writing, IE is up to version 11.
To allow cookies in Internet Explorer:
- Click Tools (small gear on upper right) then click Internet Options and click the Privacy tab at the top.
- Click Advanced.
- Make sure there is a dot next to each of the Accept options, and a check mark next to Always allow session cookies.
- Click OK twice to exit Internet Options.
Browser software is always being updated for better security. Since it's free, you should download the latest version of Firefox directly from Mozilla. As of this writing, Firefox is up to version 62.
To accept cookies in Firefox:
- Click the menu in the top right corner of the Firefox window and select Options.
- Click Privacy & Security on the left of your screen.
- Under Cookies and Site Data, click Accept cookies and site data from websites (recommended). You can keep the default settings Keep until They expire and Accept third-party cookies and site data Always.
- Close the Options tab or navigate to another page to exit.
Browser software is always being updated for better security. Since it's free, you should download the latest version of Safari directly from Apple. The version number you will use depends on your operating system. You can use Safari on a Macintosh or Windows computer.
To allow cookies in Safari:
- Click Safari > Preferences.
- Click the Privacy tab at the top.
- In the Cookies and website data section, select Always allow and click to close the window. If asked, Save your changes.
- Close and reopen Safari.
If you have Windows 10 on your computer, your copy of the Edge browser is up to date.
To allow cookies in Microsoft Edge:
- Near the top right corner of the program window, click the 3 dots icon and click Settings.
- Scroll down and click the button marked View advanced settings.
- Look for Cookies in the Privacy and services section.
- Select Block only third-party cookies.
- Navigate to another page to save your selections.