How to Block Third-Party Cookies on Galaxy S20 (Chrome browser)

Wondering how to block third-party cookies from storing your information when visiting certain websites? If that is so, then this post is for you. Here’s a quick guide on how to block third-party cookies on Galaxy S20.

When you visit a website, the web servers pass messages to your web browser. These messages are small files that are stored in the browser. And these files are called cookies. Within these files are data pertaining to the web page you visit along with other information you’ve provided to that page.

While most cookies in themselves are harmless, there may be some websites that are developed to gather cookies for not-so-good purposes. Online shopping websites for example, typically use cookies that would record your personal information as you enter the site and save any items in your electronic shopping cart so that you will no longer need to re-enter the same information on your next visit. 

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If somehow you’re concerned about your data privacy and security, then you can just configure your browser to block third-party cookies from saving your information. Read on to learn how to make this happen.

Easy steps to Block Third-Party Cookies on Galaxy S20 Chrome app

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps will help you prevent third-party cookies from saving and reading cookie data on a Google Chrome browser app. In case you’re having trouble following the given instructions, I’ve also provided the screenshots to serve as visual representations. And here’s how it goes.

  1. Open the Chrome app, to get started.

    It’s usually found among other apps in the Google folder from the Apps screen.

    block third-party cookies on galaxy s20 chrome - open Google Chrome

  2. From the Chrome app’s main screen, tap the Menu icon.

    It’s represented by three-vertical dots on the top-right corner of the display.
    A quick menu with a list of sub-items will open.

    block third-party cookies on galaxy s20 chrome - Chrome menu icon

  3. Scroll down from the menu and tap Settings.

    If prompted, choose the Google account that you want to use.

    block third-party cookies on galaxy s20 chrome - Chrome settings

  4. Scroll down and tap Site settings.

    On the following screen, you will see a list of all site sites and content settings to configure.

    block third-party cookies on galaxy s20 chrome - Chrome site settings

  5. Tap Cookies to continue.

    The next screen with blocking options will be displayed.

    block third-party cookies on galaxy s20 chrome - Chrome cookies

  6. Tap to mark the checkbox next to Block third-party cookies.

    Marking this box will prompt the browser to prevent third-party websites from saving and reading cookie data.

    You can also add some exceptions, if you prefer to block cookies only for a specific site. Simply get the site URL ready as you will be asked to add it later.

    block third-party cookies on galaxy s20 chrome - confirm block third-party cookies

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

With this setting, all cookies and site data from the other sites will be blocked even if that site is allowed on your exceptions list.

There are two types of cookies amassed in Google Chrome browser and they are the first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

First-party cookies are those that are created by the site you visit while third-party cookies are created by other sites that own some of the content including ads or images from the site or web page you visit. 

Aside from blocking all cookies, Chrome also offers an option for you to delete existing cookies and set preferences for certain websites. 

Clearing all cookies will log you out of the websites you’re currently signed into and your saved preferences could be deleted.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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