CookiesÂ are small files that websites put on your PC to store information about you and your preferences. Cookies can make your browsing experience better by letting sites remember your preferences or letting you avoid signing in each time you visit certain sites. Cookies can also help a website remember your location, so it can provide you with locally relevant content, like weather. However, some cookies might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites that you visit.
Normally, a cookie’s domain attribute will match the domain that is shown in the web browser’s address bar. This is called aÂ first-party cookie. AÂ third-party cookie, however, belongs to a domain different from the one shown in the address bar. This sort of cookie typically appears when web pages feature content from external websites, such asÂ banner advertisements. This opens up the potential forÂ trackingÂ the user’s browsing history and is often used by advertisers in an effort toÂ serve relevant advertisementsÂ to each user.
Microsoft Edge allows all cookies from all websites by default.
This tutorial will show you how to allow or block third-party cookies in the Chromium basedÂ Microsoft Edge.