How Do You Enable Cookies on a Web Browser?

Cookies in a Web browser are enabled by accessing the Options menu and the Privacy settings of the browser. Cookies, or small data files that track website activity, can be enabled or disabled from this menu. Enabling cookies causes the browser to store active logins, passwords and other information.

  1. Open the browser's Options menu

    Access the Options menu from the top menu bar by clicking Tools or by pressing Alt + T on the keyboard. Clicking Options opens a window with separate tabs.

  2. Click the Privacy tab

    The Privacy tab contains all of the functions that help to keep Internet browsers secure.

  3. Navigate to the settings panel

    In Firefox, click the drop-down box next to the text that reads "Firefox will." This determines how Firefox handles the computer's history. Choose the custom settings option, then click the checkbox to accept cookies. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options, and then select the Privacy tab. Set the slider somewhere between the two positions, and click Sites. Type the URL of a website, and click either Allow. You also have the option to Block a specific URL.

  4. Save and apply changes

    After making changes to privacy settings, click the Apply button to finalize and save them.