Cookies are small pieces of information sent by websites that you've visited which are stored by your web browser. Cookies are used by these websites to store your preferences about that website (for example, if you ask a website to 'Keep me logged in' or similar, it is the cookie that keeps a record of this preference). However, a potential privacy concern with cookies is that they can allow websites to track your navigation when you are browsing those websites. So it is vital that you know about cookie settings. Comodo Dragon allows you great control over cookie settings.
To set cookie permissions
- Click the Comodo Dragon icon located at the top-left corner.
- Select 'Settings' from the menu > 'Show advanced settings' link.
- In the 'Privacy' section, click the 'Content settings' button and select 'Cookies' from the list of features.
The Content Settings dialog will be displayed.
Select 'Allow local data to be set' to permit both first-party and third-party cookies to be stored in your computer.
Select 'Keep local data only until I quit my browser' allow sites to keep local data including first-party and third-party cookies and erase them when you exit or quit Dragon.
- If you want to block all cookies, select 'Block sites from setting any data'. Please note that websites that require your sign-in will not work, if this setting is selected. In the address bar, the picture will be displayed indicating a cookie has been blocked.
- Select 'Block third-party cookies and site data' to allow only first-party cookies.
- Select 'Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser' to clear all cookies when the browser is closed.
- 'Clear history when I close my browser' deletes your browsing history from Dragon when close your browser.
Comodo Dragon allows you to control cookies for some specified domains or websites.
Click the 'Manage exceptions' button in the 'Content Settings' dialog.
The Cookie Exceptions dialog will be displayed.
Enter the domain name in the 'Hostname Pattern' text box in the New Exception dialog to create an exception. Insert [*.] before the domain name to create exception for the entire domain. For example, [*.] comodo.com. Non-http url, IP address and IPv6 address can also be entered.
In the 'Behavior' drop-down box, select either Allow, Session only or Block. 'Session only' actions clears the website's cookies from your computer each time the browser is closed.
To delete cookies
Click the 'All cookies and site data' in the 'Content Setting' dialog.
The 'Cookies and site data' dialog will be displayed.
Select the site that you want the cookie to be deleted. Then select the cookie and click the 'x' to remove.
Click 'Remove All' to delete all cookies.
Information about cookies in the current page
Cookie icon will be displayed in the address bar of the page that you have blocked or set to allow..
If you have selected to block all cookies by default, but made exception to allow cookies for a certain page, the icon will appear in the address bar of that page.
If you have selected to allow cookies by default, but made exception to block cookies for a certain page, the icon will appear in the address bar of that page.
You can view the cookies that have been blocked or set by clicking the icon.
Click the cookie icon in the address bar.
If you click the 'Manage cookie blocking' link, the 'Content Setting' dialog will be displayed.
- Click the 'Show cookies and other site data' link.
Select the site and click the Allow button. The domain will be included the exceptions list.
If you click the 'Allow for session only' button, the cookies will be cleared each time you close your browser.
You can re-block the allowed cookies for a particular page by selecting the 'Block' button in the 'Allowed' tab.