When websites want to store data and information on your device, they use something called a cookie.
Virtually all Internet users will be familiar with the word thanks to the annoying cookie notices used by most websites. Cookies themselves can be beneficial.
Some cookies store valuable data, such as your language preference or your authentication tokens. These examples let the website know which language content you prefer and keep you connected respectively.
Other cookies can work as tracking identifiers, which do not actually provide you any benefit.
Tracking cookies are used to monitor your specific use of the website. This data can be used to analyze your interests and help target ads to you specifically.
Many websites contain content from third-party websites, such as images or scripts, which also include tracking cookies, allowing advertisers to track your activity on various websites.
If you want to manage cookies, settings can be saved in the Firefox browser on Android. We are going to guide you on how to enable cookies in your Android Mozilla browser.
To enable cookies in the Android Mozilla browser, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Touch the three dots icon in the upper right corner to access the application settings.
- Next, you need to click on Settings near the bottom of the drop-down box to open the application settings.
- In the settings list, tap Privacy to manage your privacy settings.
- To manage your cookie preferences, tap Cookies.
- In the cookie preferences, you have four settings to choose from.
- Enabled- allow websites to save any cookies, including third-party cookies.
- Enabled, excluding tracking cookies allows cookies, including third-party cookies, to be set but blocks third-party cookies designed to track your activity on websites.
- Enabled, excluding third parties, allows websites to set cookies but prevents cookies from external websites from being set.
- Disabled prevents all cookies from being saved in your browser or device.
The first two settings mentioned above will have almost no effect on your browsing experience; however, the last two can damage some websites.
The exclusion of all third-party cookies may break the site’s functionality that uses external content, such as a Facebook comment system.
Disabling all cookies prevents websites from setting authentication cookies, which means that you will not be able to log in.
If you want to clean your device memory, you can clear cookies stored on your device by Mozilla Firefox by following the steps mentioned below:
- Open Mozilla Firefox on your device.
- Touch the three-dot menu in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Go to Settings, scroll down until you find Privacy and Security, and select Clear Browsing Data.
- Select Cookies and check any other option you want to remove.
That’s it for now, with these simple steps, you can manage your cookie settings in your Mozilla Browser on your Android device.