Note - third-party cookies are no longer needed for authenticating with FastComments. Having them enabled helps, but we now have a "I have an account" option when commenting, and when clicked will open a popup to log you in if you have third-party cookies disabled.

What are Third-Party Cookies Internal Link

Third-Party Cookies are cookies that your browser sends to third parties. For example, if you log into directly, by going to our site, and use our site, you are using first-party cookies. However, if you go to and use FastComments to comment on Awesome Site's content, then you're using third-party cookies.

However, organizations like Google use third party cookies to track your activity across multiple websites, which can be valuable information for serving ads. This may be a reason why you don't want to enable third-party cookies, and you may want to specifically whitelist in your browser.

Note that FastComments does not track your activity, or store personally-identifiable information. FastComments is not in the ad business, like some of our competitors.

If you're a tenant of, note that FastComments only uses functional cookies - the use of our product alone does not require a cookie banner.

How FastComments Uses 3rd-Party Cookies Internal Link

FastComments uses third-party cookies for authentication. If you have third party cookies enabled, you don't have to verify your session every time you comment.

We have released a workaround so the platform doesn't require third party cookies anymore, but the workaround requires a popup when you comment or vote for the first time in that session.

The workaround does not get rid of the warning message when you log in. This is intentional.

For some, this is an acceptable workaround. If you'd rather not deal with the popup, read on.

Enable Third-Party Cookies Internal Link

Google Chrome

To enable cookies in Google Chrome (PC):

  1. Select the Chrome menu icon
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
  4. In the “Privacy” section, select Content settings.
  5. Select Allow local data to be set (recommended).
  6. Select Done.

To enable cookies in Google Chrome (Mac):

  1. Open Chrome preferences click on Settings, then Show Advanced Settings.
  2. Under Privacy, click on Content Settings.
  3. Make sure “Block third-party cookies and site data” is not checked
  4. If your browser is not listed above, please refer to your browser’s help pages.

To enable cookies in Google Chrome (Android):

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app.
  2. At the top right, tap More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Site settings and then Cookies.
  4. Next to “Cookies,” switch the setting on.
  5. To allow third-party cookies, check the box next to “Allow third-party cookies.”


To enable cookies in Safari (Mac):

  1. Go to the Safari drop-down menu.

  2. Select Preferences.

  3. Click Privacy in the top panel.

  4. Under ‘Block cookies’ select the option ‘Never.’

  5. For increased security, once you have finished using the site, please change the Privacy setting back to Always.

    To enable cookies in Safari (iPhone/iPad iOS 11):

  6. Open your Settings.

  7. Scroll down and select Safari.

  8. Under Privacy & Security, turn off “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking” and “Block All Cookies”.

Safari iOS

To enable cookies in Safari on iOS:

  1. Open your Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Safari.
  3. Under Privacy & Security, select “Block Cookies”.
  4. Select “Always Allow” or “Allow from Websites I Visit”.

Mozilla Firefox

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox (PC):

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
  3. Select the checkbox labeled ‘Accept cookies from sites.’
  4. Select the checkbox labeled ‘Accept third-party cookies.’
  5. Click OK.