Do You Really Want to Ban Cookies on Your Web Browser?
Contrary to what some believe, many of the cookies out there are of the friendly variety and actually help with things like saving your settings and preferences, providing you with an enhanced experience that is catered to you. Not only can good cookies give you a better browsing experience, blocking them or turning them off could break certain functionality and give you a potentially bad browsing experience.
A great alternative solution to blindly banning all cookies on your browser is to install an anti-virus/anti-malware solution like Bitdefender, ESET, Norton, or TrendMicro. Programs like these are designed to blast away all the bad cookies, but leave the good ones intact.
Still Want to Block All Cookies on Your Browser?
Good for you! If you’re still convinced that blocking cookies on your web browser is the best thing for you, follow the respective guide for the browser you’d like to configure (below).
Ok. Here’s How to Turn Cookies Off!
Click on the Chrome Menu (⋮)in the upper right of the browser
Click on Settings
Click on Advanced
Locate the Privacy and security section
Click on Cookies
Click on the slider for Allow sites to save and read cookie data (reccomended)
The slider should now be grayed out and show as Blocked
Go to Safari and click on Preferences
Under Preferences, click on Privacy
In Cookies and website data select Always block: Safari doesn’t let any websites, third parties, or advertisers store cookies and other data on your Mac. This may prevent some websites from working properly.
Click on the More actions menu (⋯) in the top right of the browser
Click Settings in the resulting options menu
Click View advanced settings
Under Cookies, click on the drop-down and select Block all cookies
Click anywhere outside of the menu-bar to close it
Click on the Firefox menu (≡) in the upper right of the browser
Click on Options
Click on Privacy & Security
Locate the Cookies and Site Data section of the resulting settings page and tick Block cookies and site data (may cause websites to break)
Close the browser tab by clicking the X to exit the menu
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