Cookies are small pieces of information sent by websites that you've visited and 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 menu button from the top right and select 'Settings'
- Scroll down the 'Settings' page and click 'Show advanced settings'
- Click the 'Content settings' button under Privacy and scroll down to 'Cookies' section in the 'Content Settings' dialog.
The Cookies area allows you to configure the browser to allow or block cookies selectively, exceptions to the settings. Also, you can view the currently stored cookies and selectively remove them.
- Configure whether or not to allow cookies to be stored.
- Allow local data to be set – Allows both cookies from the webpage you visit and from the third-parties like adverts displayed on the webpage, to be stored on your computer.
- Keep local data only until I quit my browser - Allows sites to store cookies only until the current browsing session. The cookies will be automatically erased once the browser is closed.
- Block sites from setting any data – Blocks any website from storing cookies on your computer. Please note that websites that require your sign-in will not work, if this setting is selected. In the will be displayed indicating a cookie has been blocked.
- To add exceptions to the cookie storage settings as configured above, click the 'Manage Exceptions' button.
- To add an exception for a website, enter the domain name in the "Hostname pattern" field. All sub-domains too, will be automatically added.
- Use the drop-down menu under 'Behavior' to choose whether or not to allow cookies. The options available are 'Allow', 'Block' and 'Clear on exit'.
- Repeat the process to add more websites.
- To remove a website from the list, click 'X' that appears on the right end of the domain name on selecting it.
- Click 'Done' for your settings to take effect .
- To view and manage the currently stored cookies, click the 'All cookies and site data' button
A list of all
cookies currently stored on your computer will be displayed. You can
search for a specific cookie, start typing its name in the 'Search
Cookies' text box and choose from the options shown below it.
- To delete a cookie, select it and click 'X' that appears at the right end of it.
- To remove all cookies at once, click the 'Remove All' button
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.
The Allowed and Blocked tabs displays the respective lists of allowed and blocked cookies from the current website.
- To allow a blocked cookie, select the cookie from the Blocked list and click Allow or Clear on exit as per your preference
- To block a allowed cookie, select the cookie from the Allowed list and click 'Block'
- To delete a allowed cookie, select the cookie from the Allowed list and click 'Remove'
- Click Close for your changes to take effect.