Cookies: How to enable
Cookies are files that contain information on which websites the
user has visited; they store browsing information, such as your
site preferences or profile information, on the user's
browser. This can save time when visiting a certain
website frequently. It is important to be aware of your
navigation during your visit to those
Some web browsers block cookies automatically. Often
cookies need to be enabled for the user to access a web site, or
certain content, so you will see a prompt to enable
Important: you should clear your browsing history
from time to time, as the more is in there, the slower your web
browser will be to respond, and not doing so can cause
See further here on clearing history, especially cache.
To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox:
- Go to Open menu button, top right hand corner and 3 black
- Click on
- On the left hand side panel, select Privacy
- Under History at Firefox
will: select Use custom settings for
- Tick Accept cookies from sites; and accept third party cookies always. Here you can also tick to remember browsing, download, search and form history; this is your choice.
- At Exceptions, enter the URL of sites that you wish to
block cookies being stored, or sites that you wish to allow
cookies to be stored. (Best to have gone to the site first
and copied the URL
- Choose whether to Block, Allow for Session, or Allow.
- Save changes.
To enable cookies in Google Chrome:
- Click Customize and control Google Chrome button – 3 little lines at far right end of address bar:
- Click Settings, and Show advanced settings at end of list
(probably after Default
- Under Privacy, click Content settings
- Choose Allow local data to be set; this is the recommended
which means cookies will be saved
- You can block cookies from any specific sites by clicking
exceptions, and add the site URL and Block.
- Or allow specific sites: Manage
exceptions, add the site URL, and Allow.
- Click Done in bottom right corner of Content settings
window to save. Close settings tab to return.