In many other situations, cookies are less important but can still be useful, either to you or the website. For instance, a cookie can be used to track your language preferences and used to ensure that you get served webpages and content that you can read.
Another example of the use of a cookie would be for user tracking purposes. If a website assigns you a random identifier, it can use that to track your activity across the site. This even allows your monitored activity to be anonymous, assuming the identifier is never associated with your username.
In most browsers, you can manage your cookie preferences, preventing some or all from being allowed on your device. To manage your cookie preferences in the Opera Touch browser, you need to open the in-app settings. To be able to do so, you first need to tap the Opera icon, found in the bottom-right corner of the app.
Next, tap “Settings” at the bottom of the popup list to open the in-app settings.
To manage your cookie preferences, tap “Cookies” in the “Browser” section of the settings.
You can choose between three cookie options “Enabled”, “Disabled”, and “Enabled, excluding third-party”. “Enabled” allows all cookies to be saved on your device. “Disabled” prevents any cookies from being saved on your device. “Enabled, excluding third-party” allows websites to set cookies but not any third-party tracking scripts.
Tip: Disabling all cookies may break certain websites, for instance, you may not be able to sign in at all. Disabling only third-party cookies may break third-party functionality, such as a Facebook comment system.