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4. How to Switch Off Cookies in Your Browser Usually you can stop your browser from accepting cookies in general or from accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can typically find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” section of your browser. Cookie settings in Internet Explorer Cookie settings in Firefox Cookie settings in Chrome Cookie settings in Safari Many browsers also offer private browsing windows which do not save your browsing history and which ask websites you visit not to track you.
5. How to Specifically Switch Off Advertising Cookies If you are concerned about third-party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Network Advertising Initiative or Digital Advertising Alliance. If you are in the EU, you can turn off these cookies by going to the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.
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