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Disabling Cookies on Your Web Browser

As a web measurement and customization tool, the TRICARE website uses cookies Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your computer's browser directory or program data subfolders. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions. to keep track of your movement from page to page.

Note: 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 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

Screenshot of Firefox 

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

Screenshot of Internet Explorer 

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

Screenshot of Safari Desktop 

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

 Screenshot of Chrome 

Disabling Cookies in Popular Mobile Browsers

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

Screenshot of Safari Mobile 

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
Screenshot of Opera Mini on a Blackberry Device

Android Browser

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

Screenshot of Android Mobile 

Last Updated 5/30/2014