Cookies are a small file that can be allowed to stored locally on your computer. Cookies looks for many functions like identifying users, storing preferences and lot more. It maintains a record of the user and available the data next time you browse any website.
When you visit any shopping website like Amazon, it automatically tells you your shopping preferences. That is possible with the help of cookies. Though cookies has some good use, it can be used for a bad purposes. Advertisers can track the ads you visit and target those ads to you again and again to get more profit.
There is a method in the Firefox browser to disable the cookies . Click on Tools –> Options.
In the option panel, go to the privacy tab. Click on the history dropdown and select the option “Use custom setting for history”.
Uncheck the box next to “Accept cookies from sites”. Now Firefox will not accept cookies from any site. If you want to accept or block cookies from any specific site then check the option “Accept cookies from site” and click on the “Exceptions” button.
Enter the address of the websites you want to allow or block cookies. You can add as many sites you want. There is an option to remove the sites later.
To customize the way the cookie will store on your computer, check the box “Accept cookies from sites” and then click on the “keep until” dropdown and change the option from “they expire” to “I close Firefox”. It will erase all the cookies when you close the Firefox browser.
That’s how you can disable cookies in Firefox browser and customize it according to your requirement.