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Manage Browser and Site Cookies in Edge on Android

Are you looking for an option to allow or block cookie settings in the Edge browser? Learn how to manage cookie preferences and configure them per your needs.

The browser cookies validate and sign registered users into the site. However, these site cookies are also used for behavior tracking.

Edge app has an option that allows users to toggle a button to enable or block the browser cookies under the privacy and settings menu. Alternatively, we can only block the third-party cookies used for tracking.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the cookies settings in the Microsoft Edge app.

On this page, you can find and jump to:

Manage the Browser Cookies Settings

Enable or disable the browser cookie setting from the website with a single checkbox. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Edge app for Android.
  2. Tap the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings from the options list.
  3. Select the Privacy and Security and choose the Site Permissions option.
  4. Choose the Cookies option from the list.
  5. Toggle the switch to Allow or Block the cookie per need.
    Setting browser cookies in Edge Android
  6. Make sure to enable the checkbox against Block third-party cookies.

Based on your settings, the browser cookies will be allowed or blocked from storing in browser storage.

Talking about third-party cookies are generally hosted on a third-party website that tracks the data and usability of the user. Hence, keeping it blocked is a good option in most cases.

There is no harm in keeping the browser cookies setting enabled. However, you can delete or clear the browser cookies per need.

Bottom Line

As mentioned, the cookies are used by the website for identification. However, it’s a personal choice whether to allow it or not. But things need to be revised if you’re blocking the cookies on a website that requires you to sign in.

A better way to handle browser cookies is to block all sites and allow selected sites you think are necessary. Also, permanently block third-party cookies.

Similarly, you can control the browser cookies settings in Edge on a computer. It has various privacy options, and the cookie settings are one of them.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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