How to enable cookies

Does your favorite navigation program no longer "remember" the access data to the social media and websites, which forces you to repeat the login many times? Are you having difficulty shopping on Amazon, eBay, or other e-commerce sites? Your buttons to share on Facebook and Twitter no longer work? Obviously there is something that prevents your browser from accepting cookies even though you have read and confirmed the information that now appears on many websites.[1].

Cookies, if you do not know them, are small files, more precisely text strings, that web sites Internet sent to our browsers and then received to obtain useful information to personalize our browsing experience on the Web. They can be our own, that is, generated directly from the sites we visit; or from third parties, that is, generated by services external to the sites we are visiting (examples of all can be social media buttons or videos embedded by services such as YouTube).

It is thanks to cookies that websites can remember our identity, preventing us from logging in again on each visit, that e-commerce services can memorize the items placed in our cart or that advertising circuits can track our searches to provide us with banners. related to our interests. In short, even if some of them may be too intrusive (let's say spyware), cookies are generally very useful. So let's not waste any more time and immediately see how to restore its operation in all major Web browsers (both on desktop and mobile): here how to activate cookies en Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge e Internet Explorer.

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Google Chrome

To enable the use of cookies in Google Chrome, start the web browser, click on the button Menu located in the upper right (the icon with the three dots) and select the item configurations in the menu that appears.

On the page that opens, scroll down and click on the item first advanced and then Content Settings. Then select the wording Cookie, Bring up EN the switch that it finds in correspondence with Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended), make sure the function is not enabled block cookies third (and if not, disable it by opening OFF your switch) and that's it. The changes you make will be applied instantly without the need to restart Chrome.

If, on the other hand, you want to enable cookies only for certain sites and leave them blocked for all others, open EN the lever located next to the item block cookies thirdclick on the item Add What do you find next to the writing Allow, enter the address of the site for which you want to activate the use of cookies and then click the button Add to confirm everything. Repeat this step for each website for which you want enable cookies.

Do you also use Chrome on your mobile phone a tablet Android? Then open the browser application, press the button Menu (the icon with the three dots in the upper right) and select the item configurations in the menu that appears. In the page that opens, click on the element Cookie, move the option lever Cookie en EN and make sure there is a check mark next to the wording Allow third-party cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

To manage the use of cookies in Mozilla Firefox, you should start the browser instead, click the button Menu (the icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper right) and select the element Options in the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, select the tab Privacy on the left, expand the drop-down menu Chronology and select the article use custom settings from the last batch.

Now, place the check mark next to the option Accept cookies from sites and make sure on the menu Accept third-party cookies the article is set always (and if this is not the case, select the correct option).

If you are interested in understanding how to use cookies only on certain sites, remove the check from the option Accept cookies from sites and click on the button Exceptions .... Then enter the address of the site for which to authorize the use of cookies and press Allow guidance on save the configuration.

Do you use Firefox on your Android mobile phone or tablet? In this case, you can get the same result by launching the browser application on your device, pressing the button Menu (the icon with the three dots in the upper right) and selecting the item configurations in the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, select the item Privacythen go up Cookie and check the option Enable.

Opera

You usually surf the net with your web browser Opera and would you like to know how to activate cookies? Then start Opera on your PC, click logo browser in the upper left of the browser window and choose the item configurations in the menu that opens.

In the new screen that appears at this point, select the wording Confidentiality and security which is on the left, locate the item Cookie on the right and select the option Allow data to be saved locally (recommended). The changes made will be applied immediately.

If you want to enable the use of cookies only for some places from the Internet and block it for everyone else, check the option Don't let sites save data and check the box next to the option Block third-party cookies and site data. Then press the button Exceptions handling ..., write the address of the website for which you want to allow cookies, make sure that in correspondence with the menu comportamiento the option is selected Allow and then click on final.

Do you want to know how to activate cookies in Opera Mini on your Android mobile device? Then start the browser application, click logo of Opera located in the upper right and press the button in the form of gear in the menu that opens. Then press advanced, step on the newsroom Cookie and select the option enabled of the box displayed on the screen.

In iPhone y iPad, on the other hand, you need to press the button located at the bottom center of the Opera screen and then tap configurations. In the new screen that will open at this point, scroll down and locate the section advanced and follow EN the lever that you find in correspondence with the writing I accept cookies. Then confirm and apply the changes made by clicking on the wording Done top right.

Safari

If you are interested in understanding how to activate cookies in Safari guidance on Mac, start the web browser on your Apple brand PC, click on the item Safari in the upper left of the menu bar and select the item Preferences …. Then select the tab Privacy from the window that opened and place the check mark next to the item Allow from the websites I visit What do you find next to the writing Cookies and website data:.

If, on the contrary, you want to authorize the use of cookies only on a specific website, connected to the latter, go back to the Safari settings and check the option Allow only from current website. Easier than that?

Even on iPhone and iPad it is possible to activate cookies in Safari. To do this you have to go to the configurations iOS device (the gear icon located on the home screen), then you need to select the item related to Safari in the menu that opens and you have to touch the section block cookies What do you find next to the writing Privacy & Security. At this point, place the check mark next to the item Allow from the sites I visit And that is.

Microsoft Edge

Is using Windows 10 and you want to enable cookies in your browser Microsoft Edge ? Nothing easier. Start the browser, click the button Menu (the icon with the three dots in the upper right) and select the item configurations in the menu that appears. Then scroll down the sidebar that appears on the right, click the button See advanced settings, go to the drop-down menu Cookie and select the article Do not block cookies from the last batch.

internet browser

If you want to enable cookies in internet browser, start the browser, click on the gear placed at the top right (or at the entrance Tools if you are using an earlier version of the browser) and select the item Internet Options in the menu that appears. In the window that opens, select the tab Privacy and press the button advanced. Remove the check mark from the entry Replace automatic cookie management And that is.

If, on the other hand, you want to keep cookies enabled only on some sites and disable them on all others, put the check mark next to the options Replace automatic cookie management, Block es Block and click Okay then press the button Sites. Finally, enter the address of the site on which to allow the use of cookies and click the button Allow To save the settings.

Final report: In Internet Explorer at Windows 10, the option Replace automatic cookie management not present because cookies are already active by default. However, it is possible to keep cookies active only on some sites and disable them on others by proceeding in the same way as indicated above (the only difference is, in fact, in the fact that it is not necessary to select / deselect the option in question ).


  1. As of June 2, 2015, following a provision of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data, all websites that use technical (own) and profiling cookies (own or third-party) must display a warning to users . for the latter to accept their adoption. ↩