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How do I manage cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store information about your browsing session. Whenever you shop online and use a shopping cart, you're taking advantage of cookies. However, some third-party advertisers use cookies to track your online behavior in an effort to target ads specifically based on your online habits. Your iOS device doesn't accept third-party cookies by default, but you can still customize Safari to accept cookies when you want them. Here's how:


  1. Open Settings >Safari and tap on Accept Cookies.
  2. Choose when you want Safari to accept cookies. Your options are:
  • Never: Your device won't accept cookies from any site.
  • From visited: Your device will only accept cookies from sites you've visited.
  • Always: Your device will accept every cookie that is sent to it.