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

In this post, we'll see the following:

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:

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

That's it. The cookies are disabled successfully.

Cookies are disabled

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

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 Overflow Menu (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.

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."

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 Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top > Settings > Privacy.
  • ​Tap "Cookies."
  • ​In the popup, 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.

Delete Cookies in Chrome

To Delete Cookies Selectively

  • Click on Overflow Menu (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 that you want to delete, and it'll remove that corresponding one.
  • If you want to delete cookies of a specific site, then I suggest you to 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 "Remove All Shown" button. Click on "Clear All" on the confirmation popup to remove all of them at once.

To Delete All Cookies

If you want to remove all cookies, then click "Remove All" option. On the confirmation popup, click "Clear All."

Alternative Way

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete button, and you can see a popup now. Navigate to the "Advanced" tab.
  • Choose "All time" from the drop-down list beside "Time range," and select "Cookies and other site data." Uncheck all other options.
  • Click on "Clear Data" button.

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 "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 that 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 "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 "Remove All" button.

Alternative Way

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete, and it'll bring out "Clear All History" popup.
  • Choose "Everything" from the drop-down list beside "Time range to clear," and select "Cookies." Uncheck remaining options.
  • Click "Clear Now" button.

Delete Cookies in Chrome for Android

To Clear Cookies Selectively

  • Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) > Settings > Site settings > All sites.
  • Tap the one that you want to delete. Click the "Trash Can" icon.
  • Now, you can see confirmation popup. Read the message in the popup because that is going to 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 Overflow Menu (three vertical dots). Select Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data.
  • Navigate to the "Advanced" tab.
  • Select "All time" from duration drop-down list and then select "Cookies and site data." Uncheck all other options.
  • Tap "Clear Data." 
  • On the confirmation popup, tap "Clear."

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.

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