How do I set my cookie preferences?

Cookies are small pieces of code that FamilySearch and other websites store on your computer. Using cookies allows FamilySearch to customize your experience for you. You can control exactly which cookies FamilySearch can use in your browser.

FamilySearch uses three levels of cookies:

  • Required cookies enable core features of the site to work.
  • Functional cookies allow us to analyze site usage so that we can measure and improve performance.
  • Advertising cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.

Steps (website)

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the FamilySearch home page, and click Cookie Preferences.
  2. To accept the cookie preferences as they are currently set, click Agree and Proceed.
  3. (Optional) To choose whether FamilySearch can use required, functional, or advertising cookies, follow these steps:
    1. Click More Information.
    2. On the slider bar, move the dot to the level of cookie you prefer.
      • When you choose the option, the screen shows you the functionality that will be allowed and not allowed using this setting.
    3. To see a list of all specific cookies and turn them on or off individually, click Advanced Settings.
      • To turn a general level of cookie on, click In. To turn it off, click Out.
      • To see the specific cookies in each general level, click View Cookies. Use the In and Out options to turn them on or off.
      • Some cookies have a question mark icon instead of an Out or In option. Click a green question mark to opt out or in. Cookies with blue question marks are required.
  4. Click Submit Preferences.

Steps (mobile)

The FamilySearch mobile apps do not use cookies.

If, however, you access the website on a mobile device through a browser, the cookie preferences are used. You can then set them as described for the website.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not yet support cookie preferences.

How do I delete cookies from FamilySearch?
How do I delete all of the cookies and temporary files stored by my internet browser?

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