OverDrive websites require the use of cookies for better performance and functionality. By default, browsers on mobile devices are set up to accept cookies, so you shouldn't have to change anything.

However, if you get an error telling you to enable cookies while browsing an OverDrive site on your mobile device, follow the steps below.

If you need to enable cookies on your computer, we can help you with that too.

Enabling cookies using the Android web browser

  1. Open the Browser.
  2. Go to Menu > Settings > Privacy & security.
    Or, go to Menu > More > Settings and find "Privacy settings."
  3. Make sure Accept Cookies is checked or switched On.
    Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally.
    Settings in the Android browser. See instructions above.

Enabling cookies using Chrome for Android

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Go to More menu > Settings > Site settings > Cookies.
    You'll find the more menu icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Make sure Cookies are turned on.
    Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally.

Enabling cookies using Safari for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)

  1. From your home screen, go to Settings > Safari.
  2. Set Block Cookies to Always Allow.
    The Block cookies setting set to Always allow for Safari in iOS
    Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally.

Enabling cookies using the BlackBerry browser

  1. Open the Browser.
  2. Push the BlackBerry button, then select Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and Security and ensure the Accept Cookies option is On.
    Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally.

Enabling cookies using Internet Explorer for Windows Phone

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Menu > Settings.
  3. Make sure that Allow cookies on my phone is checked.
    Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally.
    Settings screen for a Windows Phone. Screenshot showing the Allow cookies on my phone option in the Internet Explorer settings on a Windows Phone 7 device.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:14PM EST