Enable Cookies in Chrome Manually
Cookies are the most commonly used by web servers to track and navigate users, for a better browsing experience. Whenever a person visits a site, the server provides their browser with a cookie that acts as a type of identification card. This helps in loading personalised web pages next time and also gathering information about the user such as his/her most visited, frequently visited and least visited websites.
So, how can you enable such cookies in Google Chrome? Here’s a quick guide to help-
- Open chrome browser on your desktop.
- At the top right corner, locate the customize and control Google Chrome icon
This will open a drop-down menu with many chrome features to choose from.
- Next up, go to settings option in the menu
The chrome://settings/ page appears.
- Under Privacy and Security tab in the left pane, click Site Settings
You can alternatively, search for site settings in the search bar given on the top of the page.
- Next up, scroll down and search for Cookies and site data under Content heading.
- The main cookies menu shows up. You can customize your browser’s cookie sitting according to your need here.
Next you have the, Block third-party cookies in Incognito option which still allows websites to collect cookies but while in Incognito mode, these sites can’t use your cookies to see your browsing activity across different sites; for example, to personalise ads.
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If you choose the Block all cookies option, the sites you visit can neither track your browsing activities nor improve the experience, for example keeping you signed in on a particular website you visit frequently. This option is generally not recommended.
You can further choose from advanced settings such as clearing browser cookies and site data once you quit chrome, sending a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic or preloading pages for faster browsing and searching.
- You can also check out all the cookies and site data stored on your browser by scrolling down to the See all cookies and site data option and clicking on it.
This gives a detailed list view of all the cookies stored along with an option to search for a desired cookie. The list also gives information about its storage location and option to remove the cookie permanently from your computer.
- The last feature on the page, gives you control to manually add or remove sites from accessing cookies on your browser.
Once you’re finished customizing your cookies, close the settings tab and all the settings you made will immediately come into effect once.
And that’s it! you just learnt how to configure your browser cookies. You can similarly configure cookies on chrome on your android or mac devices to make your online experience better.
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