Common problems

Cookie files

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files in which the browser can record data from sites you visit. Normally, websites store cookies in the user's browser in order to "recognize" the visitor (for example, to avoid asking for the username and password of a user who recently logged in on this website).

There are certain privacy risks associated with using cookies. For example, if masked passwords are stored in cookies, someone else with access to your computer could get into your accounts for internet applications. Cookies can be used for finding out which websites you visited or identifying the relationship between browsing different sites. For this reason, the browser allows you to control cookie handling in Settings.

Attention! By default, saving cookie files is allowed.

Set up cookie processing

  1. Click the icon
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    In the upper-right corner of the browser

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      Settings.
  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.

  4. In the Cookie files section, set the desired parameters for handling cookies. You can allow storing cookies, allow saving them only for the current session (when the session is over, cookies will be deleted), or not allow storing cookies at all. You can also block cookies from third-party websites, but after this, the sites might not be able to function properly.
  5. Click Done.

Delete all cookies

Regularly deletingcookie files reduces the risk of a malicious user obtaining information on your internet activities. In addition, deleting cookies can free up hard disk space (the browser allocates part of the memory for cookies and if you visit lots of different websites this can be quite large).

To clear cookies:

  1. Click the icon
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    In the upper-right corner of the browser

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      AdvancedClear history.
  2. In the Delete the following items list, select the time range to delete cookies from.
  3. Select cookies and other website and plugin data (disable all the other options if you only want to delete cookies).
  4. Click Clear browsing data.

Note. To open the Clear browsing history window, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (for Windows) or + Shift + Del (for Mac OS).

Remove or block cookies set by a specific page

You can remove cookies that were previously installed by a specific page, or forbid this page to save cookies on your computer.

  1. Open the page.
  2. Right-click.
  3. In the context menu, select View page info.
  4. Click Show cookies and site data. A window opens that lists all cookies that have been installed by the open page.
  5. Select a cookie.
  6. Click Remove or Block.

Note. To allow the page to store cookies again, click Manage exceptions in the Cookies section in Settings. In the list of pages that opens, select the appropriate page and click the icon to the right of its name.

You can set exceptions for cookies in the browser settings.

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