Hello Magento Folks,

Last time, We learned about How to Change Backend Session Timeout in Magento 2 for Magento 2 stores.

Today, I am here to explain to you What is Magento 2 Cookie Notice and everything about cookies.

Let’s Begin ?


Biggest E-Commerce platform, Magento 2 which is very well known for getting data with the use of cookie. In this article we will delve deeply to learn everything about cookie.

What are cookies?

Mainly, we can say that cookies are enabled on any website , then it will generate tiny sized files on your system in which it stores some information. And this information is usually used to make your browsing experience more personalized. Cookies are basically generated when you visit any websites in your browser which uses cookies for tracking users movements on your site. It also helps you to continue where you left.

Generally website stores a reciprocal file same which is set in your browser and with the help of that file they  track and save information on your all the movements within the website and all the information which you gave willingly entered while visiting the website for example mobile number or email address.

For cookie policy various countries have their different cookie policies:

In some of the countries, visitors are known about the Cookies which are an essential part of browsing and when they browse the website, they agree on Cookies.

In some of the countries, there may be a pop-up displaying like “Allow to use cookies”. In that case, some operations are not enabled until the user agrees on allowing Cookies.

How to Configure Cookies in Magento 2?

Step 1: On the admin menu click on Stores and tap on Configuration as per guided in the image below:

Configure Cookies in Magento 2 Step 1

Step 2: Click on Web under general as guided below:

Configure Cookies in Magento 2 Step 2

Step 3: Tap on Default Cookie Settings as per guided below:

Configure Cookies in Magento 2 Step 3

Step 4: Now you can configure cookies setting by filling the appropriate details according to you.

Configure Cookies in Magento 2 Step 4

Cookie Lifetime: This is all about how long Cookie files stay on the users browser. Basically, one hour is the by default setting which is equivalent to 3600 seconds.

Cookie Path: You have to enter the cookie path here to make cookies available for some particular folders. You have to enter “/” if you want to make available everywhere on your site.

Cookie Domain: Enter here if you want to enable cookies for some specific subdomain. Enter something like “.domain.com” if you want to enable cookies for all the subdomains. (Verify that should enter “.” before your domain name).

Use HTTP Only: For malware prevention, select “Yes” here. So, it uses the HTTP protocol only and any other protocols are not allowed for example JavaScript.

Cookie Restriction Mode: You have to select “Yes” here.

How to Edit Cookies in Magento 2?

Step 1: On the admin menu click on Content and tap on Pages as per guided in the below image:

Edit Cookies in Magento 2 Step 1

Step 2: Click on Select and tap on Edit for editing cookies.

Edit Cookies in Magento 2 Step 2

Step 3: Here you can edit your cookie settings if needed.

Edit Cookies in Magento 2 Step 3

Conclusion: Therefore, you can now configure and edit cookies in your Magento 2 store by following above mentioned steps. Tutorial explained above is probably the simplest way to configure and edit for Magento 2 Store.

So this is it for today. I hope it helps you. If you face any issues while applying the above steps, then feel free to contact our support team for any help.

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