How to Block Cookies on the iPhone

Cookies are bits of data that are downloaded to your Web browser to store certain information as you browse a website. They can be used for many different things, some of which are helpful. But if you do not wish to allow websites to use cookies for your browsing session, then you can choose to block them in the Safari browser on your iPhone 5.

Cookie blocking is a setting with each particular browser, and the steps in our guide are for the default Safari browser on your iPhone 5. If you use another browser as well, such as Google’s Chrome browser, then you would also need to turn off cookies in that browser as well.


Blocking Cookies in Safari on an iPhone 5

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 5 using the iOS 8 operating system. Directions and screenshots may be slightly different for earlier versions of iOS.

Note that blocking cookies could have a negative impact on your Web browsing activities, as many sites use cookies to keep you logged into your account as you browse their sites. This includes features such as adding items to a shopping cart, or changing details about your account profile.


Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.

open the safari menu



Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Block Cookies button in the Privacy & Security section.

select the block cookies option



Step 4: Select the Always Block option.

select the always block option



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