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Returns a Boolean value indicating whether cookies are enabled or not (read-only).


var cookieEnabled = navigator.cookieEnabled;
  • cookieEnabled is a Boolean true or false.


if (!navigator.cookieEnabled) { 
  // let the user know that enabling cookies makes the web page much more useful

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Yes 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?

Gecko notes

Prior to Gecko 8.0 (Firefox 8.0 / Thunderbird 8.0 / SeaMonkey 2.5), window.navigator.cookieEnabled would report the wrong result if a site exception was in place for the page on which the check was performed. This has been fixed.


DOM Level 0. Not part of any standard.

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