How to Enable or Disable Cookies in Chrome Browser

Enable or Disable Cookies

This is how to enable or disable cookies in Chrome browser for all websites as well as specific websites.

Chrome Browser Cookies: Enable or disable

Cookies are tiny files that store information on your device when you visit websites with Chrome, Chrome Mobile, or Chrome Tablet.

Cookies are generally used to store information about your browsing habits, preferences for sites, and other details on your computer.

Websites then use this information to provide you with relevant content or Ads.

Google Chrome, like most web browsers offers a variety of options for managing cookies. This includes the ability to clear cookies automatically when you close Chrome.

1. Allow cookies in Chrome Browser

If Chrome had blocked cookies previously, follow these steps to allow cookies to be enabled for all websites.

1. Open Chrome browser. Click on the 3 dots icon to select Settings from the drop-down menu.

2 Scroll down to the Site Settings screen and click on the Privacy and Security option.

3. Next, click on Cookies & Site Data, which is located under Permissions’.

4. Move the toggle next to Allow Site To Save and Read Cookie Data to ON position on the ‘Cookies & site data’ screen.

Chrome defaults to this option to allow all websites to store cookies and use them to deliver relevant content.

2. Disable cookies in Chrome Browser

Follow these steps to disable cookies from all websites using Chrome browser.

1. Open Chrome browser. Click on the 3-dots icon to select Settings option from the drop-down menu.

2 Scroll down to the next screen and click Site Settings option located under ‘Privacy & security’.

3. Click on Site Settings to access Cookies and Site Data. This option is located under the ‘Permissions’ section.

4. Next, change the toggle next to Allow sites save and read cookies data (recommended), to the OFF position.

Please note: Disabling cookies on Chrome browser could prevent you from accessing certain website’s full functionality.

3. Allow Cookies to be Setup on Specific Websites in Chrome

Another option is to disable cookies on all websites and enable cookies only for certain websites.

1. Open Chrome browser. Click on the 3-dots Icon > Settings > Site Setting.

2 Click on Site Settings to access Cookies and Site Data. This option is located under the ‘Permissions’ section.

3. Next, disallow Allow sites to store data and read cookies option. Click on the Add button next to “Allow”.

4 In the pop-up enter the website address you wish to Allow and click the Add button.

Only the Allowed website can store cookies on your computer after this setting is made.

4. Disable cookies for specific websites in Chrome

You can disable cookies from specific websites instead of disabling all cookies.

1. Open Chrome browser. Click on the 3-dots Icon > Settings > Site Setting.

2 Click on Site Settings to access Cookies and Site Data. This option is located under the ‘Permissions’ section.

3. Next, click the enable Allow sites to store and read cookie data option. Click on the Add option next to Block.

4 In the pop-up enter the website address you wish to block and click the Add button.

Cookies will not be stored on your computer by the blocked website.

Note: By using the ‘*’ Wildcard (*.example.com), you can block all versions of websites (www, non-www) and subdomains.

5. Automatically Clear Cookies upon Exit in Chrome browser

This option allows you to set cookies while you visit websites. It also automatically clears cookies when you close Chrome browser.

1. Open Chrome browser. Click on the 3-dots Icon > Settings > Site Setting.

2 Click on Site Settings to access Cookies and Site Data. This option is located under the ‘Permissions’ section.

3. Next, select Allow sites to save or read cookie data. Clear cookies and site information when you close Chrome.

This will cause Chrome browser to clear cookies automatically when you close Chrome browser.

6. Block Third-Party Cookies in Chrome

Another option is to allow Third-party cookies to be blocked on your computer but not the websites you visit.

Websites that you visit create first-party cookies, while websites that host images or advertisements on other websites create third-party cookie.

1. Open Chrome browser. Click on the 3-dots Icon > Settings > Site Setting.

2 Click on Site Settings to access Cookies and Site Data. This option is located under the ‘Permissions’ section.

3. Next, select Allow sites to save or read cookie data (recommended), and Block third-party Cookies options.

This option can reduce the amount of tracking done by third parties but it doesn’t prevent websites serving ads.

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