How to Enable Cookies in Chrome

This guide will show you step by step instructions on how to enable cookies in Chrome browser.

These screenshots are taken in Chrome on Windows, however, the process is pretty much identical on Mac and Linux based computers.

1. Click on the “Customize and Control” button.

Look for it in the top-right corner your Chrome browser, often presented by three dots or lines.

Chrome main window

A drop-down menu with a lot of available options will be displayed.

2. Click on the “Settings” option.

Look for it at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Chrome settings drop down

The drop-down menu will now disappear and you will see a “Settings” page.

3. Click on the “Advanced” link.

The “Advanced” link will be displayed at the bottom of the “Settings” page so you will need to scroll all the way down.

Chrome advanced settings item

The “Settings” page will now expand and you will see even more settings below.

4. Click on the “Content settings” item.

Look for it under the “Privacy and security” section.

Chrome content settings item

A variety of content-related settings will be displayed.

5. Click on the “Cookies” item.

It should be very easy to find as it is displayed right at the top.

Chrome cookies settings item

You will now see settings related to managing cookies in your Google Chrome browser.

6. Enable cookies.

There are several settings displayed on this page that you may choose from to tell your Chrome browser how to handle and manage cookies.

Chrome enable cookies

Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended) – turn on this setting to allow cookies. It enables websites to store cookies on your computer for as long as they want to (or until you delete them) and makes it possible for you to browse the internet without experiencing issues with websites that require cookies.

Keep local data only until you quit your browser – consider turning on this setting to automatically clear all cookies from your computer the moment you close your browser. While it will not eliminate advertisers and other servers from being able to track you, it will certainly make it more difficult and provide you with a bit more privacy. Keep in mind that enabling this setting will require you to re-enter information that would otherwise normally be “remembered” by cookies (such as your login details or shopping cart items).

Block third-party cookies – turning on this setting will allow any website you visit directly to save cookies but prevent any third-party services and websites (typically advertisers) from being able to do the same. For example, if you visit forbes.com it will be able to store cookies on your computer but any third-party services serving ads on their website will not be able to store and manage cookies on your computer.