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How to Reinstate Cookies

Updated July 20, 2017

Cookies are small bits of data that store information about the websites you visit and store login information for different websites. Internet browsers allow users to block cookies so their information is not shared over the Internet. You can easily reinstate the cookies on your browser after blocking them once.

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  1. Reinstate cookies for Firefox by clicking the "Firefox" button at the top left of the browser window. Click "Options." Select "Privacy Panel" and select "Use Custom Settings for History" from the drop-down menu next to the "Firefox will" statement. Check the option "Accept Cookies from Sites." Click "OK" to implement the changes.

  2. Select "Internet Options" under "Tools" to reinstate cookies for Internet Explorer. Click the "Privacy" tab. Move the slider under "Settings" to the bottom to allow cookies. Click "OK."

  3. Click the wrench icon and select "Options" to reinstate cookies in Chrome. Click "Under the Hood." In the "Privacy" section, click "Content settings." Under the "Content Settings" dialogue box, click the "Cookies" tab. Check the option "Allow Local Data to Be Set" to allow cookies.

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About the Author

Robert Chai has been freelancing since 2009. Primarily, he has focused on preparing and editing technical documents pertaining to the telecom, banking and insurance industries. He also provides consultancy in quality assurance and software testing. He currently holds a Master of Science degree in management information systems from the University of Toronto.

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