Everyone has heard of Internet cookies but only few of us know what cookies are capable of, whether they are useful or not. Internet cookies are tiny files created by the websites you visit and are responsible for enhancing browsing and online shopping experience by storing browsing history to open websites faster than usual. They are also capable of remembering your credentials, so you don’t need to sign in every time you go online. However, as nothing comes for free, these cookies might end up intruding your privacy if you don’t get rid of it. Fortunately, it is possible for you to edit, manage, and disable cookies in your browser.
To know how to disable cookies in Google Chrome from your Windows computer read further. However, before continuing let’s learn about the types of cookies for better understanding:
Types of Cookies:
Cookies installed by third party are known as third-party cookies. The motive of these cookies is to collect data and use it for different research into behavior or demographics.
First-party are those cookies which belong to same domain exposed in the web browser’s address bar.
These cookies are used for following technology that doesn’t work with HTTP cookies. They are permanently stored on your system and cannot be deleted like regular cookies. It was discovered back in 2011 by Microsoft websites but later on, the code was disabled to media concerns.
Permanent cookies stay in operation, in fact at the time when the browser is not being accessed. These cookies keep your user id and credentials in mind which means you don’t need to type you’re your password every time you go to the browser. It is recommended to delete these cookies in every three to six months.
These cookies are created by itself after you delete them. Zombie cookies come handy for a customer side script. These scripts are responsible for keeping the cookies in various places be its local storage or other customer-side storage locations. So, when the cookies don’t detect by the scripts then zombie cookies automatically recreate the cookies with the help of the existing data kept in these locations.
Secure cookies are one of those cookies which can be transmitted over an encrypted connection such as HTTPS. The encryption is an ensure secure cookies feeble to visible to cookie theft via eavesdropping.
Session cookies are mostly coming in use by online shopping which lets you keep items in your carts at the time of online shopping. However, these cookies are automatically expired when closing down your browser.
How to Disable Cookies in Google Chrome?
Step 1: Launch your Chrome browser.
Step 2: Hit Menu option icon (three vertical lines), which is available at the top-right corner.
Step 3: Choose Settings.
Step 4: Click on the Advanced link at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Scroll down and select on Content settings in the Privacy and security section.
Step 6: Select Cookies.
Step 7: Now, you need to choose the settings you want to use under the cookies.
“Allow sites to save and read cookie data” is to let third-party cookies and first-party cookies.
“Keep local data only until you quit your browser” is to let third-party cookies and first-party cookies clear on exit.
“Block third-party cookies” is to avert third-party sites from keeping and accessing cookie data.
How to add cookies exceptions for specific in Google Chrome.
Follow the below steps to add cookies exceptions for specific in Google Chrome.
Step 1: All you need to do is click on the add option to clear on exit or to block.
Step 2: Now, you need to type down the sites that you’re looking for adding an exception and then hit Add.
Step 3: Once you’re done, again you need to go to cookies.
Modify cookies exceptions for selected websites in the browser.
Follow the below instructions to modify cookies exceptions.
Step 1: Launch your chrome browser.
Step 2: Click on the More icon (three vertical dots), you can locate it at the top-right of the corner.
Step 3: Choose Block, Allow, or Clear on exit according to your requirement.
How to Eliminate Cookies Exception for Websites In Google Chrome?
It is quite simple to eliminate cookies exceptions for Websites in Google Chrome.
Step 1: Hit the More option icon to the right of the same sites you would like to eliminate as an exception.
Step 2: Hit the second last option Remove.
So, now you can add, edit and manage cookies in your Google Chrome with ease and make sure no one is intruding your privacy. You can also disable cookies in Google Chrome.