Disable cookies in major browsers

With all the fuss lately concerning privacy, from hacked sites to social networks selling data, it is only reasonable to be anxious with our privacy. One radical way to protect it is to disable cookies in our browsers.

Of course keep in mind that cookies are not always used to track and profile users, but actually they are often necessary for the legitimate technical function of their respective sites and if you totality disable them, those site may stop working correctly. Therefore use this guide with caution (and if you encounter problems just follow it again, but reverting the relative settings).

Disable cookies in Google Chrome

To disable cookies in Google Chrome, open the Tool Menu and select Settings.
Disable cookies in Google Chrome

Scroll down and select Advanced.
Disable cookies in Google Chrome

Select Content settings.
Disable cookies in Google Chrome

Then select Cookies.
Disable cookies in Google Chrome

And finally deselect Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended).
Disable cookies in Google Chrome

That of course will stop further cookies. To delete already created cookies, from the same page select “See all cookies and site data” and select “REMOVE ALL”.
Disable cookies in Google Chrome

 

Disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox

To disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox, open the Settings page and go to the Privacy section.

Disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox

From there select Use custom settings for history and then deselect Accept cookies from sites.

Disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox

That of course will stop further cookies. To delete already created cookies, from the same page select Show cookies and from the new windows select Remove All.
Disable cookies in Mozilla Firefox

 

Disable cookies in Opera

To disable cookies in Opera, open the Opera menu and go to the Settings->Preferences.

Disable cookies in Opera

Then go to Advanced->Cookies and select Never accept cookies.
Disable cookies in Opera

That of course will stop further cookies. To delete already created cookies, from the same page select Manage cookies, select each cookie and click Delete.

 
You can access this page for more information on how cookies can affect your privacy. Of course here on Silicon Gadget your privacy is protected as I do NOT collect any information about you.