The steps in this article are going to show you how to enable cookies in the Safari Web browser on an iPhone 11.
- If you had previously elected to block all cookies, and you are choosing to enable cookies for a specific reason, then you should go back and block cookies again as soon as possible.
- Electing not to block all cookies using the steps below will only affect the Safari browser. If you use another browser on your iPhone, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, this won’t affect any settings there.
- You can complete a similar task on most other Apple products, such as the iPad, and in most other versions of iOS, such as iOS 10 or iOS 11.
- Open Settings.
- Select Safari.
- Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Block All Cookies to turn it off.
The Safari menu on your iPhone contains a number of other privacy-related settings that you should familiarize yourself with, including one that lets you block pop-ups, as well as another that lets you delete all of the browsing history and website data saved in Safari.
First-party cookies and third-party cookies are used to collect website data about how users interact with Web pages, as well as to optimize advertising.
Apple provides a handful of ways to affect cookies, including a way to prevent cross-site tracking, as well as privacy settings on the iPhone that can minimize the amount of data that websites can collect.
But you may have previously elected to block all cookies in the Safari browser on your iPhone, which will affect more than just advertising. It can also prevent you from signing into accounts on Web pages, often making those sites impossible to use.
If you discover that you need to use a site, but are unable to do so because you chose to block cookies in Safari, then you may have decided to reverse that decision.
Our tutorial below will show you how to enable cookies in Safari on an iPhone 11 so that you can use websites in the manner that you require.
How to Enable Cookies in Safari on an iPhone 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.4.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Safari option.
Step 3: Scroll to the Privacy & Security section and tap the button to the right of Block All Cookies to turn it off.
You will note that there is a button that says Clear History and Website Data underneath the Privacy & Security section. You can use that button to clear browsing history and browsing data at any time.
One other setting on this menu that you may want to check is the one that says Block Pop-ups. Ideally this should be on, but it can be turned off if you are visiting a site that needs to display information as a pop-up. Due to the potentially harmful nature of pop-ups, however, you will want to come back and turn it off when you are done with the current website that needs to display a pop-up for a legitimate reason.
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