Browser Cookies and Privacy

Saturday, April 09, 2022 #security #privacy #browser #cookies
Cookies directly affect your privacy. Not all cookies are equal, and they all serve different purposes. Cookies perform important and sometimes necessary services on the internet.


Blocking Cookies

How to block Third-Party Cookies in Firefox

  1. Click the hamburger (settings) menu in the top right → select settings.
  2. Select Privacy & Security on the left.
  3. Under Enhanced Tracking Protection select Custom
  4. Check the Cookies box, click the dropdown next to it, and select All third-party cookies
  5. BONUS - Also check the boxes for Tracking content, Cryptominers, and Fingerprinters.

How to block Third-Party Cookies in Chrome/Chromium

  1. Click the vertical 3 dot menu in the top right → select settings.
  2. Select Privacy and Security on the left.
  3. Click Cookies and other site data
  4. Under Generatl settings select the Block third-party cookies radio button.

How to block Third-Party Cookies in Safari

  1. Click Safari in the top menu bar and select Preferences....
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Check the box next to Website tracking: that says Prevent cross-site tracking

How to block Third-Party Cookies in Microsoft Edge

  1. Download Firefox...just kidding.
  2. Click the horizontal 3 dot menu in the top right → select settings.
  3. Select Cookies and site permissions on the left.
  4. Under Cookies and data stored click Manage and delete cookies and site data.
  5. Click the button next to Block third-party cookies.