How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Chrome and Firefox (and More)

In this post, we’ll see:

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Chrome

By default, cookies are enabled in Google Chrome. If you wish, you can disable it and here’s how:

  1. ​Open Chrome.
  2. ​Copy the following and then paste it in the Address Bar of Chrome: chrome://settings/content/cookies
  3. ​Now, hit the Enter key and you can see the Cookies screen.
  4. ​Click Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended) option.

That’s it. The cookies are disabled successfully.

Note: If you want to enable cookies, follow the above steps (1-3) and then hit the Blocked.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Chrome for Android

By default, cookies are enabled in Chrome for Android. Here’s how you can disable it if you wish:

Open the Chrome app.

​Hit the three vertical dots > Settings > Site settings.

​Tap Cookies.

​Now, hit Cookies.

That’s all. The cookies are disabled successfully.

Note: If you want to enable cookies, then follow the above steps.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Firefox

By default, cookies are enabled in Firefox. Here’s how you can disable it if you wish:

​Open Firefox.

​Copy the following and paste it in the Address Bar of Firefox: about:preferences#privacy

​Hit Enter key and you can see the Privacy & Security screen.

​Under Cookies and Site Data, select the Block cookies and site data (may cause websites to break) option.

That’s it. The cookies are disabled successfully.

Note: If you want to enable cookies, then use the above steps (1-3) and then select the option Accept cookies and site data from websites (recommended) which you can find under Cookies and Site Data.

How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Firefox for Android

By default, cookies are enabled in Firefox for Android. If you wish, you can disable it and here’s how:

Open the Firefox app.

​Hit the three vertical dots at the top > Settings > Privacy.

​Tap Cookies.

​In the pop-up, select Disabled.

That’s all. The cookies are disabled successfully.

Note: If you want to enable it, then follow the above steps (1-3) and then select the Enabled option.

How to Delete Cookies in Chrome

To Delete Cookies Selectively

Click on three vertical dots > Settings > Advanced > Content Settings > Cookies > See all cookies and site data OR paste this (chrome://settings/siteData) on your Address bar, and press Enter key.

Now, you can see all the cookies in your Chrome browser.

Just click the Trash can icon beside the cookie you want to delete, and it’ll remove that corresponding one.

If you want to delete the cookies of a specific site, then I suggest you use the search box at the top.

Provide the site name in the search box, and it’ll bring out all the cookies belongs to that site.

Click the Remove All Shown button. Click on Clear All on the confirmation pop-up to remove all of them at once.

To Delete All Cookies

If you want to remove all cookies, then click the Remove All option. On the confirmation pop-up, click Clear All.

Alternative Way

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete button, and you can see a pop-up now. Navigate to the Advanced tab.

Choose All time from the drop-down list beside the Time range, and select Cookies and other site data. Uncheck all other options.

Click on the Clear Data button.

How to Delete Cookies in Firefox

To Delete Cookies Selectively

Click on Hamburger icon > Options > Privacy & Security OR paste this (about:preferences#privacy) in the Address Bar of the Firefox and hit the Enter key.

Under the History section, you can find the remove individual cookies link. Click on it.

Now, you can see the cookies in your Firefox browser.

If you want to delete individual one, then select the one you want to delete and then hit the Remove Selected button.

If you want to delete cookies of a specific site, then type the site name in the Search Box. Now, you can all the cookies belonging to that website. Click on the Remove All Shown button at the bottom to remove all of them at once.

To Delete All Cookies

If you want to delete all cookies, click the Remove All button.

Alternative Way

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete, and it’ll bring out Clear All History pop-up.

Choose Everything from the drop-down list beside the Time range to clear and select Cookies. Uncheck remaining options.

Click the Clear Now button.

How to Delete Cookies in Chrome for Android

To Clear Cookies Selectively

Tap three vertical dots > Settings > Site settings > All sites.

Tap the one you want to delete. Click the Trash Can icon.

Now, you can see a confirmation pop-up. Read the message in the pop-up because that will happen when you press Clear All. Tap Clear All.

Note: If you want to delete cookies of a specific site, then use the search box and search by the site name. Now, you can see all the cookies of that website. Use the above steps to remove them.

To Clear All Cookies

Hit three vertical dots. Select Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.

Navigate to the Advanced tab.

Select All time from the duration drop-down list and then select Cookies and site data. Uncheck all other options.

Tap Clear Data.

On the confirmation pop-up, tap Clear.

How to Delete Cookies in Firefox for Android

To Delete All Cookies

Tap Overflow Menu > Settings > Clear private data.

Uncheck everything except Cookies & active logins.

Tap the Clear Data button.

Note: Unfortunately, there isn’t an option to remove cookies selectively.

How to Set Chrome to Delete Cookies and Site Data Automatically When You Quit Chrome

Here, we’ll see how to set Chrome to delete cookies and site data automatically when you quit Chrome. Let’s get started.

Steps

  1. In the address bar of Google Chrome, type chrome://settings/content/cookies and then hit Enter key.
  2. Now, click the toggle switch beside Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome.

That’s it. From now on, when you quit Chrome, the cookies and site data will be cleared automatically.

Note: Remember that you can stop this by applying the above steps.