How to Enable Cookies on Microsoft Edge: Desktop, Android, iOS

If you’re looking to enable cookies in Microsoft Edge to enhance your browsing experience with personalized content and streamlined website functionality, this guide is tailored for you. Whether you’re on a desktop using Windows or Mac, or accessing Edge from an Android or iOS mobile device, the instructions below will help you enable cookies effectively.

Enable Cookies on Edge – Windows & Mac

Enabling cookies on Microsoft Edge on your desktop is simple. Here’s how you can do it:

Using Edge Settings

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  2. Click on the three horizontal dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window to open the menu.
  3. Select “Settings.” Depending on your operating system, the interface may slightly differ:
    • Windows: The menu is generally labeled as “Settings.”
    • Mac: Often termed “Preferences.”
  4. In the sidebar, click on “Cookies and site permissions.”
  5. Under the “Cookies and data stored” section, toggle on “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended).” You can also manage settings for blocking third-party cookies if desired.
  6. Confirm your changes by closing the settings tab.

Enabling Cookies for Specific Sites

If you prefer not to enable cookies globally, you can set preferences for specific sites:

  1. Open the Edge menu by clicking the three horizontal dots.
  2. Navigate to “Settings,” then “Cookies and site permissions.
  3. Under “Cookies and data stored,” click on “Manage and delete cookies and site data.”
  4. Enter the URL of the site for which you want to enable cookies, then select “Allow.”
  5. Save your settings by closing the tab.

Enable Cookies on Edge for Android

Customizing cookie settings on the Microsoft Edge app for Android devices follows these steps:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the three horizontal dots in the lower-right corner to access the menu.
  3. Go to “Settings” and then “Site settings.”
  4. Tap on “Cookies.” Here, you can choose to enable cookies by ensuring the switch is turned on.
  5. Adjust any additional settings or preferences as necessary.

Enable Cookies on Edge for iOS

For users operating Microsoft Edge on iOS, the process to enable cookies is straightforward:

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal dots in the lower-right corner to bring up the menu.
  3. Select “Settings” and navigate to “Privacy and Security.”
  4. Tap “Cookies” and ensure the toggle for allowing cookies is enabled.
  5. Make any further customizations to your settings as needed.

By following these steps, you can enable cookies on Microsoft Edge across different devices and operating systems, ensuring a more personalized and efficient browsing experience. If you need to manage or delete your cookies on Edge, be sure to explore our guide on managing cookies in Microsoft Edge.