How to Turn on Cookies

Do you need to learn how to turn on cookies after you've disabled them? If you've disabled cookies from your computer, you may have trouble accessing certain websites or features of websites. That's because some websites use cookies to store your user information, allowing them to save things like shopping carts and zip codes for movie theatres and weather reports. Here's how to turn on cookies if you're using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

How to Turn on Cookies in Internet Explorer
To enable cookies in Internet Explorer, open up an Internet Explorer window and click "Tools." Then select "Internet Options" and click on the "Privacy" tab. Select the "Default" button and click "OK."

You also have the option of selecting specific cookies to allow. To do this under "Settings" click the "Advanced" button. First-party cookies are generally okay to allow, but you may not want to allow third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies placed onto your computer by third-parties, or the advertisers of a website you've visited. By placing third-party cookies onto your computer, an advertiser can target ads to you.

How to Turn on Cookies in Mozilla Firefox
To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox, again begin with a browser window open. Click on the "Tools" button and choose "Options." Click on "Privacy" then "Accept cookies from sites." Click "OK" to save your changes.

How to Turn on Cookies in Safari (for Macs)
If you want to enable cookies in Safari, open the Safari menu and click "Preferences." Then choose "Security." Click "Always" in the "Accept Cookies" section. Click "OK" to save your changes.

You can also set a specific amount of time for your computer to accept cookies, for example, just the current internet session. If you've enabled cookies but don't wish for your computer to indefinitely accept cookies from websites, make sure you go back at a later date to disable the cookies. It's a good idea to clear the cookies from your computer every so often to maintain your internet privacy.

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