Enable or disable cookies

If you’re trying to use your Google Account and see a message saying your browser's cookie functionality is turned off, it’s likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You’ll need to turn cookies on to use your Google Account.

How to turn on cookies
Google Chrome
  1. Select the Chrome menu icon Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, select Content settings.
  5. Select Allow local data to be set (recommended).
  6. Select Done.

Learn more about managing your cookies settings in Google Chrome, like how to block third-party cookies.

Other browsers

Please see your browser's help resources.

How to turn off cookies
Google Chrome
  1. Select the Chrome menu icon Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, select Content settings.
  5. Select Block sites from setting any data.
  6. Select Done.
Other browsers

Please see your browser's help resources.

How enabling cookies helps you

Turning cookies on makes it easier for you to browse the web. Cookies are files created by websites you’ve visited, which store information, like the language you prefer or profile information.

At Google, we use cookies to improve the quality of our service. Check our Privacy Policy for more information about cookies.

Fix problems with cookies

If you enabled cookies on your browser but you’re still seeing an error message, try opening a new window in your browser or closing other tabs in your browser.

If you still have trouble, try clearing your cache and cookies.