Enable Cookies in Edge
This guide will step you through the process of enabling Cookies in Microsoft's Edge browser.
On your computer, click the "Settings and more" button
In the top right hand corner of your Edge browser's window, you will see a small button with 3 dots in it. This is the "Settings and more" button
Click it. It will reveal a menu with more options. One of them will be named "Settings".
Select the "Settings" menu item
At the bottom of the large menu which just appeared, the bottom item will be called Settings. Click on it.
The Settings menu will now appear.
Click on the "Privacy & security" menu item
A side-menu will have appeared when you clicked "Settings" in the previous step - one of the options in this menu is Privacy & security - click on it to reveal the cookies options.
Find the "Cookies" section
There are lots of options on the Privacy & security screen. The Cookies section is not far from the top of the top of the list of options. You will see the Cookies heading with a Select field containing various options underneath.
This select field shows you what your current Cookies setting is and also gives you the ability to choose your desired Cookies preference.
Choose your preferred Cookies settings
You can now change your Cookies setting to what you want.
When you click the Cookies options field, you are presented with three options:
- Block all cookies: This will make Edge prevent any websites you visit from setting any cookies. This will help keep your browsing patterns most private, however will break functionality on a lot of websites.
- Block only third party cookies: This lets websites you visit set cookies on your computer, but prevents other "third parties" from setting cookies (eg. Advertisers, Trackers). This is a good "middle ground" for cookie settings.
- Don't block cookies: This lets any website you visit (or any embedded trackers/ads on websites that you visit) set cookies on your computer.
Close the settings tab
Once you've chosen your desired Cookies setting, the setting takes effect immediately. You can simply close the Advanced Settings menu and resume browsing.
Congratulations, you just configured Cookies in Edge. Click here to check if Cookies are enabled.
You may also want to take a moment to clear your cookies and history in Edge.