How to unblock cookies?
Sometimes web sites require that cookies are enabled. Such situations are
discussed in Privacy on the web.
With cookies disabled these sites may misbehave: for example, forget your login
information or produce an inconvenient user experience requiring that you enter
the same information multiple times. Such situations indicate that you have
overdone cookie blocking and certain cookies may need to be unblocked.
This section details how to unblock an already blocked cookie. The process
of cookie unblocking usually consists of two steps:
- You detect that certain cookies are blocked using
window. The common reason for web site misbehavior is session and first-party
cookie blocking so you should pay the most attention to them.
- You instruct Ad Annihilator to unblock cookies.
Select the cookies you want to unblock in
Cookies window and
press "Unblock cookies of this type" button or right-click the cookie and
select "Unblock cookies of this type" in the context menu.
To learn about cookie types see
Privacy on the web. For recommendations on
cookie blocking policy see What could I do to protect my privacy?
An alternative way to unblock cookies from certain sites is from
- Right-click the site or a document that came from the site from which you
want to unblock cookies
- Select "Unblock" and then "Cookies from this site" from the context menu.
Note that unblocking of a cookie unblocks not only that cookie but also all other cookies
of the selected types.
To save your efforts for cookie unblocking you may want to check default
cookie settings in Default cookies settings window. These settings are applied to all sites by
default. You may wish to setup these settings so as not to block cookies that
you need generally.
Advanced cookie unblocking
For advanced tasks with cookie unblocking use cookie filters. See
Understanding cookie filters for