We have always heard about the cookies that are stored on our browser by the websites that we visit. Have you ever tried to disable cookies in Firefox web browser? Cookies keep information about your movement on the website that you visit, it also keeps the information that you have voluntarily provided to the site while surfing, on your web browser.
The information in the cookies helps the site to customize the site according to your preferences. Well, cookies are the small text files and it does not keep that much information which would reveal your identity to the websites. But still due to increasing marketing demand cookies can argumentatively use by the websites to reveal your surfing habits.
So, sometime you may feel to disable cookies. In this particular tutorial, we would learn how we can disable cookies in Firefox.
Steps to Disable Cookies in Firefox:
Step 1: Launch your Firefox web browser and at the extreme top right corner you have a menu button denoted by 1 (three horizontal lines) as you can see in the image below. From the displayed menu click on Options.
Step 2: You can view the preference page. To the right section of the preference page, you have an index where you have to click on Privacy & Security.
Step 3: Under Privacy & Security you have Enhanced Tracking Protection section which is by default set to Standard which has by default blocked the Cross-site Tracking Cookies. The cross-site tracking cookies trace your surfing across different websites.
To disable cookies on some parameters click on Custom.
Step 4: Under the Custom section you have to click the checkbox of Cookies.
Step 5: Cookies section have multiple disabling options as you can disable:
- Cross-site and social media trackers cookies
- Cookies from unvisited websites
- All third-Party cookies
- All cookies
Here disable cookies according to your requirement
If you want to disable cookies from a particular website or a group of websites then under Privacy and Security, you have Cookies and Site Data section where you have to click on Manage Permission.
In the Address of website text box enter the exact address of the website and click the Block button and then further click on Save Changes.
To disable cookies from multiple websites, enter the address of websites one at a time and click Block and then click Save Changes.
To see, the list of websites of whose cookies you have blocked you can get it from Manage Data button.
So, this is how you can disable cookies in Firefox. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.