Block Cookies from a Single Website

Cookie Blocking Not sure if you want a specific website gathering information about you via browser cookies?  In Firefox it is very easy to specify website by website which ones are blocked from serving you up any cookies via the browser.  I will let you know how to block cookies on a per site basis and see the websites that you have blocked cookie access from.

Here are the steps you will need to take:

  1. Go to the website you wish to block from setting cookies in Firefox.
  2. At the top of the Firefox, click on the Tools menu, and select Page Info.
  3. In the Page Info window, select the Permissions panel.
  4. Underneath Set Cookies, remove the check mark from Use Default.
  5. Change the setting to Block.

Blocking Cookies

Now, all you will need to do is close the Page Info window.  You are done!  What if you have a change of heart, but forgot what which website it was you blocked?  You can view a full list of websites you have blocked in this way by following these steps:

  1. Inside of Firefox, click on the Tools menu, and then select Options.
  2. Next, select the Privacy tab
  3. Set the Firefox will: drop down box to Use custom settings for history
  4. Next to where it says Accept Cookies from sites, click on Exceptions

Now most of the time, cookies are not really harmful – they are just gaining information about you that the website might need to function or to learn more about the people who visit the site (like browser type, how long did you stay there, and more). Cookies also store website preferences and login statuses too.  So be careful before you get too trigger happy blocking too many browser cookies.

There you have it.  Now you can be a little more in control of how cookies are treated on a per website basis inside of Firefox.

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