Cookies are small text files which web servers can place on your computer when you visit their website. Cookies are typically used to help websites remember that you've logged in, or perhaps to store your personal preferences for that website.
Cookies can also be used to track your behaviour (and particularly to track your behaviour across a number of different websites). Third-party cookies are often used to do this, and a lot of web users choose to disable third party cookies to help prevent them being tracked. To find out if your browser is allowing Third-Party cookies, Visit our third-party cookies detection page.
You need to make your own decision about what kinds of Cookies you want to allow.
A lot of websites require that Cookies are enabled for their functionality to work. Here are a series of guides to help you configure your settings regarding Cookies.
List of guides to enable Cookies
Web Developers: Use our auto-redirect
Send your users straight to the right Cookies guide
If you want to link your site to our guides (or provide a link via your help desk), we've built a handy redirection URL which will automatically send your user to the correct guide.
Simply place a link to: https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/how-to-enable-cookies/auto anywhere on your website and when your users click it, we'll send them to the best guide for their system. It saves them having to click the browser and operating system icons.
Want to clear your cookies?
If you've been using cookies and want to clear your browser's stash of cookies - which a lot of companies use to track you on the internet - then you can follow our simple guides.
Head to our Clear your cookies pages and choose your web browser for a detailed guide.
If there's any other guides you want us to write, just let us know!