Cookies

Home / Cookies


Cookies

The MMf is providing a central place to provide instructions for “opting-out” from one of the most common forms of web measurement and customization technologies, through disabling cookies on your web browser.

You can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser. Below you’ll find directions to help you disable cookies in some of the most popular desktop browsers and mobile browsers.

Important: If you choose to set your browser to reject cookies from every website you visit, this may adversely affect the functionality of non-government websites you visit.
Disabling cookies in popular desktop browsers

Firefox,
Internet Explorer
Safari
Chrome.

Firefox version 3.5 or later

In the “Tools” menu, select “Options”
Under the “Firefox will:” dropdown, select “Use custom settings for history”
Uncheck the “Accept Cookies from Sites” box to block all cookies Or
Click the “Exceptions” button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Internet Explorer version 6 or later

In the “Tools” menu, select “Internet Options”
Click the “Privacy” tab
Move the “Settings” slider up or down to adjust your cookie acceptance settings (moving the slider all the way to the top will block all cookies) Or
Click the “Sites” button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Safari version 4 or later

Click the geared wheel icon in the top right of your browser window.
Select “Preferences”
Select the “Security” tab
Under “Accept Cookies:”, click the “Never” option to block all cookies

Chrome version 4 or later

Click the wrench icon in the top right of your browser window
Select “Options”
Click the “Under the Hood” tab
Click the “Content Settings” button
Click the option to “Block sites from setting any data” to block all cookies Or
Click the “Exceptions” button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Disabling cookies in popular mobile browsers

Mobile Safari
Opera Mini on a Blackberry device
Android Browser

Mobile Safari

From your home screen on your iPhone or iPad, click “Settings”
Click on “Safari”
Click on “Accept Cookies”
Select “Never” to block all cookies

Opera Mini on a Blackberry device

From within the Opera Mini browser, press the menu key.
Scroll down to access the drop down menu of options
Select “Settings”
Select “Privacy”
Change the “Accept cookies” option to “Off” to block all cookies

Android Browser

From within the Android browser, hit the menu key.
Select “More”
Select “Settings”
Uncheck the “Accept Cookies” option to block all cookies