What are cookies and why do I need them?

Cookies are essential to ID.me's cash back program, allowing ID.me to track your purchases and credit you with the cash back you earn when you complete a purchase on a partner brand's website.

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. They allow a website to remember you when you return, and to deliver a page tailored to you.

The process for enabling cookies varies depending on the internet browser you are using, we've listed the processes for the most popular browsers below.

Desktop Platforms

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox




Mobile Platforms

Android browser

Firefox for Mobile



Internet Explorer Mobile

Kindle Silk (Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD)

Opera Mobile



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