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How to enable cookies on Android? 

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Enabling cookies is essential to unlock the complete features of various websites on your Android device.

Cookies are small files that store information related to your browsing preferences, allowing websites to remember your settings, login details, and shopping cart items, among others.

In this article, we’ll explore how to enable cookies on the three most popular browsers — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

How to enable cookies on Android in Google Chrome?

Here are the steps:

  • Open Google Chrome on your mobile and then tap on the three-dot menu located at the top right corner.
  • Now, select Settings and then tap on Site settings.
  • In the Site settings option, tap Cookies and select the box Allow cookies.

This will ensure that all cookies are enabled on Google Chrome.

Also read: How to enable cookies on your MacBook?

How to enable cookies on Android in Mozilla Firefox?

Mozilla Firefox is yet another browser that has emerged as a tough competitor to Chrome.

Here are these steps to enable cookies on Firefox:

  • Tap on the three-dot button at the bottom right corner and then head to Settings > Site Permissions.
  • Now, tap on Cross-site cookies and colour the circle in front of Ask to allow.
  • Additionally, head back to Settings and tap on Enhanced Tracking Protection. Choose the setting that aligns with your comfort level. Standard enables cookies, Strict disables most of them and may reduce functionality on certain websites, or you can go with Custom to set specific restrictions.

Also read: How to see blocked numbers on Android?

How to enable cookies on Android in Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft Edge is the flagship browser offered by Microsoft, and it has gained popularity due to the Microsoft-OpenAI deal and the inclusion of the GPT-4 powered Bing chatbot in the browser.

Here are the steps to enable cookies on Android in Edge:

  • Tap on the hamburger menu at the bottom right of the screen and select Settings from the menu. In the Settings, tap on Privacy and Security.
  • Next, head to Site settings > Cookies > Allow cookies.

For more information on how to enable and disable cookies on Microsoft Edge, head to this article.

Easy right? By following the above methods, you can easily enable cookies on Android on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers. Now, let us understand why you should enable cookies on Android.

Also read: How to install FireFox on Linux?

Why should I enable cookies?

Cookies play a vital role in the online browsing experience, helping websites remember your previous visits and provide relevant information. They enhance the user experience by saving preferences, login details, shopping cart items, and more.

However, always be cautious while enabling cookies. Some cookies may track your online activity and share it with third-party advertisers and analytics providers, which can hamper your privacy and security.

Enabling cookies facilitates a richer browsing experience on many websites and apps, but managing them properly is crucial to mitigate privacy risks. The best way to be secure and enjoy the websites is to select the “Block third-party cookies” on your browser. Additionally, make it a habit to regularly clear cache and cookies from your browsers and other apps.

Also read: How to remove a SIM card from Android? 

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: