Enable Cookies in Edge

This guide will step you through the process of enabling Cookies in Microsoft's Edge browser.

  1. 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

    The location of the Settings and more menu button

    Click it. It will reveal a menu with more options. One of them will be named "Settings".

  2. 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 item in the menu

    The Settings menu will now appear.

  3. 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.

    The Cookies options.

  4. 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.

    The Cookies options.

    This select field shows you what your current Cookies setting is and also gives you the ability to choose your desired Cookies preference.

  5. Choose your preferred Cookies settings

    You can now change your Cookies setting to what you want.

    The different Cookie options.

    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.
  6. 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.

Looking for guides to enable Cookies in other web browsers?

Here are some guides for other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

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