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Clear, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome

You can choose to delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies, and set preferences for certain websites.

What cookies are

Cookies are files created by websites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. With cookies, sites can keep you signed in, remember your site preferences, and give you locally relevant content.

There are two types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies are created by the site you visit. The site is shown in the address bar.
  • Third-party cookies are created by other sites. These sites own some of the content, like ads or images, that you see on the webpage you visit.

Clear all cookies

If you remove cookies, you'll be signed out of websites and your saved preferences could be deleted.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy Clear browsing data.
  4. Choose a time range, like Last hour or All time.
  5. Check "Cookies, media licenses and site data." Uncheck all the other items.
  6. Tap Clear data  Clear.

Allow or block cookies

You can allow or block cookies saved by websites.

Note: If you don't allow sites to save cookies, most sites that require you to sign in won't work.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More Settings.
  3. Tap Site settings Cookies.
  4. Turn Cookies on or off.

Block cookies from other sites

You can allow cookies from the site you visit, while blocking cookies from other sites that own ads or images on the webpage. To block these third-party cookies, uncheck the box next to "Allow third-party cookies."

All cookies and site data from other sites will be blocked, even if the site is allowed on your exceptions list.

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