What Are Some Ways to Disable Cookies?


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The method for disabling cookies varies between Internet browsers, and sometimes even between versions of browsers. According to Computer Hope, for example, cookies can be disabled in Mozilla Firefox 1.0 by clicking on Tools, Options, Privacy, and then clearing the check box for the “Allow sites to set cookies” option under Cookies. Although most browsers can disable cookies, there are some websites that don't work correctly when cookies are disabled.

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Cookies can usually be turned on again in a browser by following the same steps used to disable them, but instead of turning them off, selecting the option to allow cookies.

Because most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies by default, users may remove cookies already stored on their computers if they wish. For Google Chrome version 14 or higher, click on either the wrench or menu icon in the upper-right corner of the browser. From there, select Options, Under the Hood, and then click on Content Settings. In the Content Settings menu, click “All cookies and site date,” and then locate the Remove All button to permanently delete all cookies from Chrome. Unless the option to accept cookies is turned off, the deleted cookies are stored again when the browser is used to return to the site that stored the cookie in the first place.

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