Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mobile Browsers and Cookies

My attempt at succinctly describing first party and third party cookie support in various mobile browsers. For a good read on Cookies in general see this Wikipedia article

BrowserDefault Cookie BehaviourDefaultReference
Safari MobileSupports three cookie settings. "Never", "From Visited", "Always"From Visitedhttp://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Chrome MobileAccept cookies: checked/unchecked. No way to enable frist part only. CheckedChecked on my phone
Opera MobileAccept cookies: On /OffOnChecked on my phone
Opera Mini on a BlackberryAccept cookies: on/off. Onhttp://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml
Android BrowserAccept cookies: Checked / Unchecked. No way to enable first part only.Checkedhttp://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml
Firefox AndroidCookies: Options "Enabled", "Enabled, excluding 3rd party", "Disabled"EnabledInstalled on my phone and checked
Internet Explorer MobileAllow cookies on my phone: Checked / Unchecked Checkedhttp://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings
Blackberry BrowserAccept cookies: Checked / UncheckedCheckedhttp://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp