Enabling cookies and JavaScript in your web browser

When you make a purchase via the Avast Store, you may be notified that you need to enable cookies and / or JavaScript in your web browser. This is because the Avast Store is unable to load and function correctly without these settings enabled.

To enable cookies and / or JavaScript, refer to the information in the relevant section below according to your web browser:

Google Chrome

Enable cookies

To manage your cookie preferences in Google Chrome, refer to the instructions under Change your cookie settings in the following article from Google Chrome Help:

Enable JavaScript

To enable JavaScript for all websites that you visit using Google Chrome, refer to the instructions under Step 2: Turn on JavaScript in the following article from Google Chrome Help:

If you prefer to enable JavaScript only for webpages that are part of the avast.com domain, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Menu (three dots) ▸ Settings.
  2. Click Privacy and securitySite Settings.
  3. Under Content, click JavaScript.
  4. Click the Add button next to Allow.
  5. Type [*.]avast.com and click Add.

[*.]avast.com now appears on your Allow list. This means that all webpages with a web address beginning avast.com (such as www.avast.com/store) allow JavaScript.

Mozilla Firefox

Enable cookies

To manage your global cookie preferences for all websites that you visit using Mozilla FireFox, refer to the following article from Mozilla Support:

If you prefer to enable cookies only for webpages that are part of the avast.com domain, follow the steps below:

  1. Open any webpage from the avast.com domain in your browser window (this is any URL that has avast.com at the beginning).
  2. Click the shield icon to the left of the address bar.
  3. Click the blue (ON) slider next to Enhanced Tracking Protection is ON for this site so that it changes to gray (OFF).

Cookies are now enabled for all webpages that are part of the avast.com domain.

Enable JavaScript

JavaScript is enabled for all websites by default in Mozilla Firefox. If you have disabled JavaScript using a browser add-on that allows you to customize your JavaScript settings, you need to re-enable JavaScript using this add-on. For more information about JavaScript settings in Mozilla Firefox, refer to the following article from Mozilla Support:

Safari

Enable cookies

It is not possible to enable cookies for specific websites in Safari. However, you can manage global cookie preferences that apply to all websites you visit using Safari. For more information about the options available, refer to the following article from Apple Support:

Enable JavaScript

JavaScript is enabled for all websites by default in Safari. If you have manually disabled JavaScript, follow the steps below to re-enable it:

  1. Ensure that the Safari window is open and active.
  2. Click SafariPreferences... on the left side of the menu bar.
  3. Select the Security panel, and ensure the box next to Enable JavaScript is ticked.

JavaScript is now enabled for all websites that you visit using Safari.

Microsoft Edge

The information below applies to the new version of Microsoft Edge (version 79.0.309 and higher).

Enable cookies

To manage global cookie preferences that apply to all websites you visit using Microsoft Edge, refer to the following article from Microsoft Support:

If you prefer to enable cookies only for the avast.com domain, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Menu (three dots) ▸ Settings.
  2. Select Cookies and site permissionsCookies and site data.
  3. Click the Add button next to Allow.
  4. Type [*.]avast.com and click Add.

[*.]avast.com now appears on your Allow list. This means that all webpages with a web address beginning avast.com (such as www.avast.com/store) allow cookies.

Enable JavaScript

To enable JavaScript for the entire avast.com domain, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Menu (three dots) ▸ Settings.
  2. Select Cookies and site permissionsJavaScript.
  3. Click the Add button next to Allow.
  4. Type [*.]avast.com and click Add.

[*.]avast.com now appears on your Allow list. This means that all webpages with a web address beginning avast.com (such as www.avast.com/store) allow JavaScript.

Avast Secure Browser

Enable cookies

To learn how to always enable cookies for certain websites in Avast Secure Browser, refer to the following article:

Enable JavaScript

To learn how to always enable JavaScript for certain websites in Avast Secure Browser, refer to the following article:

Opera

Enable cookies

To enable cookies for all websites that you visit using Opera, refer to the instructions under Manage cookies in pages in the following article from Opera help:

If you prefer to enable cookies only for the avast.com domain, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Menu (the O icon) ▸ SettingsAdvanced.
  2. Click Privacy & securitySite Settings.
  3. Under Content, click Cookies and site data.
  4. Click the Add button next to Sites that can always use cookies.
  5. Type [*.]avast.com and click Add.

[*.]avast.com now appears on your list of Sites that can always use cookies. This means that all webpages with a web address beginning avast.com (such as www.avast.com/store) allow cookies.

Enable JavaScript

To enable JavaScript for all websites that you visit using Opera, refer to the instructions under Manage JavaScript in pages in the following article from Opera help:

If you prefer to enable JavaScript only for the avast.com domain, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Menu (the O icon) ▸ SettingsAdvanced.
  2. Click Privacy & securitySite Settings.
  3. Under Content, click JavaScript.
  4. Click the Add button next to Allow.
  5. Type [*.]avast.com and click Add.

[*.]avast.com now appears on your Allow list. This means that all webpages with a web address beginning avast.com (such as www.avast.com/store) allow JavaScript.

  • All paid Avast consumer products
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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