What are Third-Party Cookies and how can you block them?

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Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently on. For example, you can have a “Like” button on your website which will store a cookie on a visitor’s computer, that cookie can later be accessed by Facebook to identify visitors and see which websites they visited. Some websites constitute third-party cookies that have a privacy concern and others do not. Here is how you can block third-party cookies but before you block them please do thorough research because some third-party cookies are important for your web functionality.

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How to Block Third-Party Cookies on Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Tap the gear icon (Settings) on the upper right.
  • Select “Internet Options” from the drop-down list.
  • Click the “Privacy” tab and set it to “Medium High” then ok.This will block all third-party cookies.

Microsoft Edge

If you use the new Edge browser on Windows 10, then;

  • Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  • Select “Settings” at the bottom of the menu.
  • Click on “View advanced settings”.
  • Tap the drop-down menu under the Cookies heading.
  • Choose “Block only third party cookies”.

on Firefox

  • Tap the three lines in the upper-right corner.
  • Then select “Preference”.
  • Click “Remember History” under Tracking Preference.
  • Tap on the “Use custom settings for history” option.
  • Hit the drop-down list icon next to “Accept third-party cookies” and then select “Never”.

How to Block Third Party Cookies on Google Chrome for Desktop

  • Tap the three lines in the upper-right corner.
  • Select “Settings”.
  • Click on “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on “Content settings…” under the Privacy heading.
  • Select the box next to “Block third-party cookies and site data”.

How to Block Third Party Cookies on Google Chrome on Android

  • Tap on the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  • Choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  • Select “Advanced Settings”.
  • Tap on “Site Settings”.
  • Click on “Cookies”.
  • Deselect “Allow third-party cookies”.

Apple Safari on OS X

  • Click on the Safari menu (Command +).
  • Tap on the “Privacy” tab,
  • Then under “Cookies and website data” click “Allow fro current website only”.
  • Exit out of the preferences and you’re done.

How to Block Third Party Cookies on Apple Safari on iOS

  • Launch the Safari app on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
  • Open Safari settings.
  • Click on Safari.
  • Select the “Privacy & Security” options.
  • Choose the “Block Cookies” option but click “Allow from Current Website Only” and exit out.