Technical Guides

How to Enable Cookies in Opera

This guide shows the process of enabling Cookies in Opera.

The first few steps are a little different depending on whether the device is using Apple OS X or Microsoft Windows, but the principle is the same: open the Settings screen, find the Cookies settings and select your preferences.

  1. Open the Settings/Preferences window

    On OS X

    Click the "Opera" menu at the top of the screen.

    Screenshot showing the Opera menu item

    Click the "Preferences" menu item

    Screenshot showing the expanded Opera menu

  2. Search for the Cookies settings

    Click in to the "Search settings" box and type in "cookies" (it's not case sensitive). 

    Screenshot showing the Preferences search box

    Type cookies into the search box

    Once "cookies" has been typed, the Clear Browsing Data button with a yellow tooltip will be visible below. However, do not click this. Scroll down to the actual Cookies preferences section.

  3. Choose the preferred Cookies settings

    Change the Cookies setting as shown below by selecting the first option - "Allow local data to be set (recommended)". 

    Screenshot showing the different Cookies settings.

    Once Cookie preferences have been set, close the browser tab.