Cookies are small pieces of information which are being downloaded to your computers when you browse the websites. Basically, Cookies will come from the site itself or may be from the Graphical Advertisement banner. This article will show you how to block third party cookies in internet browsers.

There are many internet cookies present in the web,

  • First Party Cookies,
  • 3rd Party Cookies,
  • Persistent Cookies
  • Silverlight cookies and Session Cookies.

How to Block Third party cookies

How to Block Third party cookies? (and Allow cookies)

Third-party cookies are cookies that are fixed by a website other than the one you are presently on. For instance, bbc.com might have a Facebook like button on their site. That like button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook on the internet. Post Changes to the browser settings it strongly recommends to reset the browsers to take effect.

Block Third Party Cookies in Internet Explorer

To set Internet Explorer to block third party cookies, open IE –> Internet Options — > Privacy tab

How to Block Third party cookies in Internet Explorer

Block Third Party Cookies in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, open Settings –> Show advanced settings –>Privacy. Click on the Content settings button. You will see the settings as shown below. You can select the Block third-party cookies and site data option. Click Done and exit.

How to Block Third party cookies in Chrome

Block Third Party Cookies in FireFox

Open Mozilla Firefox Options and select the Privacy tab. Under History, from the drop-down menu, select Use custom settings for history.
Now under Accept third-party cookies, select Never, to block them.

How to Block Third party cookies in Firefox

Accept third party cookies in Opera

Open Opera Settings and click on the Privacy & security link. Under Cookies, check the Block third-party cookies and site data setting.

Should I block cookies?

Not essentially. Blocking all cookies can help protect your privacy, but it might limit your experience on few websites. Hence Be selective about which websites you allow cookies for. You can start by blocking all cookies, and then allow cookies as needed for websites that you trust.

I hope this article will help you to control internet cookies.

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