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How to View, Enable, Disable, or Delete Chrome Cookies?

Cookies are used by website owners to run the online services, manage the websites, and track users for delivering targeted ads. If you are using the Chrome browser, you can manage cookies through Chrome settings. Read the article to learn how to get cookies in Chrome, how to clear cookies in Chrome, and how to enable or disable cookies in Chrome.

Chrome cookies

Cookies, also called HTTP cookies or browser cookies, are small, often encrypted files that are stored on your device whenever you visit a website. Cookies are saved on your device by a browser. If you are using a Chrome browser to browse the internet, the Chrome browser saves cookies on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. There are different types of cookies. Some Chrome cookies, called strictly necessary cookies, are vital for a website to function properly, such as using online shopping. Other Chrome cookies can give you internet browsing convenience and personalize your internet activity by remembering the website users' login details, username, website preferences, and other changes, made during the last visit. Chrome cookies can also help to enhance your online experience by allowing the e-Commerce websites, such as Amazon, to offer you the most relevant products to you; or for video streaming websites, such as YouTube, to show you videos of your interest. Still, other Chrome cookies allow cookie compliance through a function of geo-targeting. Lastly, targeting cookies are used to collect users' information to build a profile of users' interests and then show personalized ads for that specific user.

You can manage cookies through your browser settings. If you are using a Chrome browser, you could check cookies, clear cookies, and enable or disable them through Chrome browser settings. Chrome cookie manager can show how to see cookies in Chrome and where are they stored.

Read the guides on how to view, enable, disable, or delete Chrome cookies and how to use a Chrome cookie manager.

Cookies in Google Chrome

How to View Cookies in Chrome?

There are several reasons you would want to see cookies in Chrome. First, some website-building services install third-party cookies even without your knowledge. Second, you should know what type of cookies are present on your website to comply with GDPR, CCPA, ePR, LGPD, and other privacy laws. Third, users value when their personal data is treated seriously. By providing the list of cookies and third-party service providers on your cookie declaration, you increase users' trust in your website, which could lead to bigger sales.

To view cookies in Chrome, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Chrome settings. Right-click on your browser window, if you are running Windows; or make a two-finger click with the Magic Trackpad or press the control+click if you are running Apple Mac.
  2.  Choose Inspect to enter the Chrome Developer Tools.
    Select Inspect
  3. Choose the Applications tab. Depending on the size of your screen, you may need to expand your tab options at the top by clicking on the ‘>>’ symbol.
    Choose the Applications tab
  4.  Under the Storage tab, select Cookies.
    Select Cookies
  5.  Check cookies in Chrome. Here, you can see whether Chrome cookies are secure and whether Third-Party Cookies are running on the site. In the Session tab, you can check cookies in Chrome, and where cookies are stored in Chrome. Chrome also shows cookies and their properties: you can check which are session cookies and which are persistent cookies, that operate for a certain duration of time.

You have learned how to view cookies in Chrome developer tools. You can also read the full article to find out how to check cookies in Chrome.

Scan your website for free with CookieScript Cookie Scanner and see what cookies, including Third-Party Cookies, your website uses:

How to Clear Cookies in Chrome?

It is a good practice to periodically clear cookies, which are already saved to your computer. Deleting cookies should be a preferred option over disabling them entirely since during the internet session you could use all the functionality of the websites, and eliminate the potential risks of using cookies after you finished your session. Read the guide below on how to delete cookies in Chrome.

To remove cookies in Chrome on your Windows or Mac computer, perform the following steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More, marked as three dots.
  3. Click More tools.
    Click Moe tools
  4. Click Clear browsing data.
    Select Clear browsing data
  5. Select a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
    Select a time range and check the boxes to delete cookies.
  6. Check the boxes to delete Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
  7. Click Clear data.

Done, you have removed cookies from a Google browser Chrome.

CookieScript can help you to manage cookies at your website and to be privacy laws compliant.

How to Enable Cookies in Chrome?

In general, each website user could choose between the convenient internet experience and the security risks based on his preferences. The user usually has three general options regarding cookie permission:

  • Enable all cookies
  • Disable all cookies
  • Enable just first-party cookies, and disable Third-Party Cookies.

Cookies that are located under the current domain are considered first-party cookies. All cookies from other domains are Third-Party Cookies in Chrome or any other browser.

If you decided to enable cookies, read the step-by-step guide on how to enable cookies in Chrome on a computer, phone, or tablet for both Mac and Windows users.

How to enable cookies in Chrome on a computer?

To enable cookies in Chrome on a personal computer or Mac, perform the following steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. For Mac users, click the Chrome menu button, found at the top-left corner of the web page, and then Preferences
    For Windows users, click More button, found at the top-right corner of the web page, and then Settings.
    Click More buitton, and then Settings
  3. For Mac users, click Privacy and security, and then Cookies and other site data.
    For Windows users, click Privacy and security, then Site settings, and then Cookies and other data.
    Choose Cookies and other site data
  4. To enable cookies, check to Allow all cookies.
    Click Allow cookies

How to enable cookies in Chrome on a phone or tablet?

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
  2. Tap More button, marked as three dots, and then Settings, found at the top-right corner of the web page.
  3. Tap Site settings and then Cookies.
  4. Turn Cookies on.

Done, you have enabled cookies in Chrome on your computer, phone or tablet.

With these cookie settings in Chrome, you will allow both first-party and Third-Party Cookies in Chrome. Read the article on how and why to enable cookies in different browsers and devices.

How to Disable Cookies in Chrome?

If you decided to turn off cookies, read this step-by-step guide on how to block cookies in Chrome on a computer, phone, or tablet for both Mac and Windows users.

To block cookies in your Chrome browser, perform the following steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. For Mac users, click the Chrome menu button, found at the top-left corner of the web page, and then Preferences.
    For Windows users, click More button, found at the top-right corner of the web page, and then Settings.
    Click More buitton, and then Settings
  3. For Mac users, click Privacy and security, and then Cookies and other site data.
    For Windows users, click Privacy and security, then Site settings, and then Cookies and other data.
    Choose Cookies and other site data
  4. For Mac users, you can select to Block all third-party cookies or to Block Third-Party Cookies in Incognito browsing mode.
    For Windows users, you can select to Block all cookies, Block third-party cookies or Block Third-Party Cookies in Incognito.
    Check Block all cookies

How to disable cookies in Chrome on a phone or tablet?

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
  2. Tap More button, marked as three dots, and then Settings, found at the top-right corner of the web page.
  3. Tap Site settings and then Cookies.
  4. Turn Cookies off.

Done, you have disabled cookies in Chrome on your Macbook or Windows computer, your phone, or tablet.

Please keep in mind that disabling cookies entirely is not recommended since many websites will not function normally. Disabling cookies in Chrome, as in other browsers, will log you out of all your accounts and could prevent you from using online services, such as online shopping.

CookieScript Consent Management Platform can help you to manage cookies at your website and to be privacy laws compliant.

Third-Party Cookies in Chrome

Instead of enabling or blocking all cookies in your browser, you could choose a moderate option: enable first-party cookies, and disable third-party cookies.

First-party cookies are directly stored by the website you visit, and allow website owners to run websites, collect analytics data, remember location or language settings, and perform other useful functions that increase user experience.

Third-Party cookies are stored on another website that you are currently visiting, and they track users' movements from website to website and later collect the data for ad optimization purposes. Such tracking across the internet is also called cross-website tracking.

Most people don’t want to share their personal information with strangers on the internet to receive personalized ads. Google has announced that by the end of 2023 it will officially stop supporting Third-Party Cookies on the Google Chrome browser. Thus, it seems that Third-Party cookies are going away, and website owners must find other solutions for personalized ads and be prepared for the cookieless future. The cookieless future is closer than you think. Read the article about the cookieless future and how to prepare for it.

Enabling first-party cookies and disabling third-party cookies is a good option for protecting your privacy and using the website's services normally. You will not receive personalized ads, less your personal data will be collected and shared but you could still use websites' services.

If you want to turn off just third-party cookies in Chrome, perform the same steps as in the case of disabling cookies above, but at step 4, instead of blocking all cookies, choose to block just third-party cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to clear cache and cookies in Chrome?

To clear cache and cookies in Chrome, open Chrome, click More at the top right, then click More tools and Clear browsing data. Select a time range to delete, check the boxes to delete Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files, and click Clear data. CookieScript can also help you to manage cookies.

How to disable cookies in Chrome?

Cookies could be turned off through Chrome settings. Open Chrome Menu, then Preferences, click Privacy and security, then Cookies and other site data, and select Block all cookies, Block third-party cookies, or Block Third-Party Cookies in Incognito. CookieScript Consent Management Platform can help you to manage cookies at your website and to be privacy laws compliant.

How to enable cookies in Chrome? 

You can allow or block cookies in Chrome through Chrome settings. Open Chrome Menu, then Preferences, click Privacy and security, then Cookies and other site data, and select Allow all cookies. You can also use CookieScript to manage cookies at your website and to be privacy laws compliant.

How to view cookies in Chrome? 

To view cookies in Chrome, open Chrome settings, choose the Applications tab, and under the Storage tab, select Cookies. Here you can check cookies in Google Chrome browser. You can also scan your website for free with CookieScript Cookie Scanner to see what cookies, including Third-Party Cookies, your website uses.

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