Web browsers provide cookies to your iPhone each time you visit various web pages. Cookies streamline your online experience by storing your browsing settings and personal information on your device, so you don’t have to repeat certain tasks. This is one of the technologies for websites to get your information.
Websites store different types of cookies on your device. Jump to the sections below to see what different types of cookies and how to enable cookies on your iPhone. This post will walk you through the steps to manage cookies in Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
First-party and third-party cookies
The cookie management options of many web browsers depend on the type of cookie you are processing. Cookies are grouped into two main categories based on their source and purpose.
First Party Cookies: These are cookies created directly by the website you visit in your browser. When you visit SwitchingToMac.com, the website stores a cookie labeled “switchingtomac.com” in your browser. These are “first-party cookies” because the host domain created the cookie.
Many websites often display a dialog box asking you to grant access to create a cookie on your device. First-party cookies are responsible for setting and customizing your browser’s language, passwords, usernames, billing addresses, and more.
If you didn’t have to revisit the website, re-enter your login credentials, or redo the customizations you made during your first visit, it’s because the site stored that (first-party) cookie on your device.
Third party cookies: These are cookies generated by a web server that does not belong to the website you visited. Third-party cookies are often created by ads embedded in web pages by a different website than the one in your browser’s URL.
Advertisers often use third-party cookies (also known as Tracking Cookies) to track online activity across multiple websites. Therefore, set your browser to automatically block third-party cookies.
Enable cookies in Safari on iPhone
Some sites require cookies to be enabled in your browser for the best user experience. If your browser does not store cookies on your iPhone, you may have problems accessing the content of certain websites. To enable cookies in Safari, close your browser and follow these steps:
- Open setting App and selection Safari It’s in the list of applications.