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Configure the Browser Cookies Settings in Firefox on Android

Are you looking to customize the cookies settings in the Firefox app? Learn how to allow or block the site cookies in the browser on your Android.

Site cookies help validate your account sign-in session and keep your login even after exiting the browser app. However, they can also be misused to track your online behavior on a website that you frequently visit.

To change the Firefox app’s cookie settings, you need to customize the permissions for Cross-site cookies under the Site settings. You may also use the Enhance Tracking Protection feature.

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Note: Some websites might not allow you to sign in or log out abruptly if you block the browser cookies.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to block or allow cookies in the Firefox browser app.

Block or Allow Cross-Site Cookies

The Firefox app can block all the cross-site cookies generally used to track our data and site visit behavior. To configure this, visit the Site permission settings page.

  1. Open the Firefox app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap the More vertical 3-dots icon for the menu list, and select the Settings option.
  3. Under the Privacy and Security section, tap on the Site Permissions menu.
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  4. Choose the Cross-Site Cookies option.
  5. Choose the Radio option to Allow or Block the site cookies per need.
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If you want to allow cookies across all websites, select Ask to Allow or choose the Blocked option to stop all cookie storage.

You can also delete the stored cookies from the browser app, which will log out all the existing account sign-ins.

Choose the Enhanced Tracking Protection

Firefox offers the Enhanced Tracking Protection feature under Privacy and Security settings for browsing data protection. Follow these steps to configure:

  1. Launch the Firefox app and tap the Menu vertical 3-dots icon for options.
  2. Go to Settings > Enhanced Tracking Protection option.
  3. Switch the Radio button to select from Standard, Strict, or Custom protection.
    Firefox enhanced tracking protection

Tap the “i” button beside each tracking mode to see the exact extent of tracking protection each option offers.

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Pro-tip: You may use the private browsing tab, which won’t save your browsing history or cookies. It will delete browser data as you close the private mode.

Bottom Line

Browser or site cookies help identify and retain your account sign-in. They are also used to measure website visits and track behavioral data. You can visit the site permissions screen to configure cookie storage.

Similarly, we can configure the cookie settings in Firefox on a computer. It has additional settings including the exception to bypass the default settings.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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