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  1. Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    How to: Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store information about you and your preferences. Cookies can make your browsing experience better by letting sites remember your preferences or letting you avoid signing in each time you visit certain sites. Cookies can also help a website remember your location, so it can provide you with locally relevant content, like weather. However, some cookies might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites that you visit.

    This tutorial will show you how to allow or block cookies in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

    Microsoft Edge saves cookies to the folder locations below.
    • %LocalAppData%\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\INetCookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\INetCookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DO MStore
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\INetCookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies
    • %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!002\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DO MStore
    Types of Cookies:

    Session cookie
    A session cookie, also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie, exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser. Unlike other cookies, session cookies do not have an expiration date assigned to them, which is how the browser knows to treat them as session cookies.
    Persistent cookie
    Instead of expiring when the web browser is closed as session cookies do, persistent cookies expire at a specific date or after a specific length of time. This means that, for the cookie's entire lifespan (which can be as long or as short as its creators want), its information will be transmitted to the server every time the user visits the website that it belongs to, or every time the user views a resource belonging to that website from another website (such as an advertisement).

    For this reason, persistent cookies are sometimes referred to as tracking cookies because they can be used by advertisers to record information about a user's web browsing habits over an extended period of time. However, they are also used for "legitimate" reasons as well, such as keeping a user logged into her email account so she does not have to enter her login credentials every time she opens her browser.
    Secure cookie
    A secure cookie can only be transmitted over an encrypted connection (i.e. HTTPS). This makes the cookie less likely to be exposed to cookie theft via eavesdropping.
    HttpOnly cookie
    HttpOnly cookies can only be used when transmitted via HTTP (or HTTPS). They are not accessible through non-HTTP APIs such as JavaScript. This restriction mitigates, but does not eliminate, the threat of session cookie theft via cross-site scripting (XSS). HttpOnly cookies are supported by most modern browsers.
    First-party cookie
    First-party cookies belong to the same domain shown in the web browser's address bar.
    Third-party cookie
    Third-party cookies belong to domains different from the one shown in the address bar. These sorts of cookies typically appear when web pages feature content, such as banner advertisements, from external websites. This opens up the potential for tracking the user's browsing history, and is often used by advertisers in an effort to serve relevant advertisements to each user.

    As an example, suppose a user visits Example Domain. This web site contains an advertisement from ad.foxytracking.com, which, when downloaded, sets a cookie belonging to the advertisements's domain (ad.foxytracking.com). Then, the user visits another website, Foo.com, which also contains an advertisement from ad.foxytracking.com/, and which also sets a cookie belonging to that domain (ad.foxytracking.com). Eventually, both of these cookies will be sent to the advertiser when loading their advertisements or visiting their website. The advertiser can then use these cookies to build up a browsing history of the user across all the websites that have ads from this advertiser.

    As of 2014, some websites were setting cookies readable for over 100 third-party domains. On average, a single website was setting 10 cookies, with a maximum number of cookies (first- and third-party) reaching over 800.

    Most modern web browsers contain privacy settings that can block third-party cookies.
    Supercookie
    A "supercookie" is a cookie with an origin of a Top-Level Domain (such as .com) or a Public Suffix (such as .co.uk). Ordinary cookies, by contrast, have an origin of a specific domain name, such as example.com.

    Supercookies can be a potential security concern and are therefore often blocked by web browsers. If unblocked by the client computer, an attacker in control of a malicious website could set a supercookie and potentially disrupt or impersonate legitimate user requests to another website that shares the same Top-Level Domain or Public Suffix as the malicious website. For example, a supercookie with an origin of .com, could maliciously affect a request made to example.com, even if the cookie did not originate from example.com. This can be used to fake logins or change user information.

    The Public Suffix List helps to mitigate the risk that supercookies pose. The Public Suffix List is a cross-vendor initiative that aims to provide an accurate and up-to-date list of domain name suffixes. Older versions of browsers may not have an up-to-date list, and will therefore be vulnerable to supercookies from certain domains.
    Supercookie (other uses)
    The term "supercookie" is sometimes used for tracking technologies that do not rely on HTTP cookies. Two such "supercookie" mechanisms were found on Microsoft websites in August 2011: cookie syncing that respawned MUID (Machine Unique IDentifier) cookies, and ETag cookies. Due to media attention, Microsoft later disabled this code.
    Zombie cookie
    Zombie cookies are cookies that are automatically recreated after being deleted. This is accomplished with the help of a client-side script. The script starts by storing the cookie's content in multiple locations, such as Flash local storage, HTML5 storage, and other client-side storage locations. When the script detects the cookie's absence, it recreates the cookie using the data stored in these locations.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge using a REG file




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge Settings
    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and select to either Don't block cookies (default), Block only third party cookies, or Block all cookies for what you want under Cookies on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [​IMG]





    OPTION TWO [/i] To Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below make modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    Cookies DWORD

    0 = block all cookies
    1 = block only third party cookies
    2 = don't block cookies



    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Block All Cookies in Microsoft Edge
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_Block_all_cookies.reg

    Download

    3. To Block Only Third Party Cookies in Microsoft Edge
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_Block_3rd_party_cookies.reg

    Download

    4. To Don't Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_Do_not_block_cookies.reg

    Download
    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    9. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Cluster Head, Mar 24, 2016
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  2. Alicia J Win User

    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge will not keep the setting allow cookies or block third party cookies. When I go to websites that require cookies I get a message telling me to enable cookies, even though they are enabled in settings.

    Can the reg files listed in the tutorial for enabling or disabling cookies, be used with such an issue? Would you recommend blocking third party cookies?
     
    Alicia J, Oct 26, 2019
    #2
  3. Alicia J Win User
    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10  



    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    This is what I get in Edge with that link you posted:
     
    Alicia J, Oct 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Alicia J Win User

    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Alicia J, Oct 26, 2019
    #4
  5. Cliff S Win User
    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Shawn I couldn't find a tut on the subject of deleting cookies in Edgem, so I thought I'd post here
    .
    You know how Ccleaner isn't deleting them(or at the very least, all of them) even after 2 or 3 tries? Well I right clicked(aaah right clicking, one of my favorite toolsAllow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 :)) in Ccleaner chose "Open containing folder" and got these to positions for two sorts of cookies:

    C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\Cookies

    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    I have no idea what kind of cookies these are, possibly settings for Edge and ones for Cortana?

    C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\#!001\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\D OMStore\83YS42D4

    Allow or Block Cookies in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    The Tweakin(dot)com, googleads and youtube should have been deleted...
    Now the question is, do you think you could come up with something to zap'em? Or maybe a tut to inform? They don't even get deleted using Edges own "Clear browsing data", or are they the type that come back because of syncing?

    Either way, I thought I would bring it to your attention(and ask for knowledge sake)
     
    Cliff S, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. How to Allow Cookies on the computer.

    Hi Greg,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    To have better clarity on the issue, answer the below-listed questions and get back to us.

    1. In which browser are you trying to allow the cookies?
    2. Do you get any error message while allowing the cookies?
    3. What is the operating system that you have installed on your computer? (To check the Version and Edition of your Windows, you can refer

      Which Windows operating system am I running?
      ).

    Meanwhile, try the below methods and see if this helps.

    Method 1: Allow Cookies on Internet Explorer.

    If you are trying to allow the cookies on Internet Explorer, then you can follow the section
    Block or allow cookies mentioned in
    Delete and manage cookies
    and see if this helps.

    Method 2: Allow Cookies on Microsoft Edge.

    Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge > Click on the
    (3 dots) toolbar button > Click on Settings.

    Step 2: Then, scroll down and click on View advanced settings.

    Step 3: Under View advanced settings, scroll down and under
    Cookies, select Don't block cookies from the drop-down list.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Oct 26, 2019
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