Change site settings permissions

You can set permissions for a site without changing your default settings.

Change settings for all sites

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under 'Advanced', tap Site settings.
  4. Tap the permission that you want to update.
Learn about permissions that can be changed
  • All sites: Review all the sites that have specific permissions.
    • MIDI device control and reprogram: Sites usually ask to control and reprogram Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) devices to create music and edit music or update device firmware. You can turn this on or off under 'All sites'. Learn more about MIDI devices and permissions.
  • Third-party cookies: A site you visit can embed content from other sites – for example, images, ads and text. Cookies set by these other sites are called third-party cookies. Learn how to manage cookies.
  • Location: By default, the sites that you go to must ask to get your exact location information. Learn how to share your location.
  • Camera and microphone: Sites can ask you to use your camera and microphone. Learn how to use your camera and microphone.
  • Motion sensors: Sites can ask to access your device's motion sensors.
  • Notifications: Some sites, like Google Calendar, can show notifications. By default, the sites that you go to must ask to show notifications. Learn more about notifications.
  • JavaScript: JavaScript helps make sites interactive.
  • Pop-ups and redirects: Sites might send pop-ups to show ads or use redirects to lead you to sites that you may want to avoid. Learn more about pop-ups and redirects.
  • Intrusive ads: Choose whether to get ads on sites that have intrusive ad experiences.
  • Background sync: If your device goes offline during a task, like a chat message or photo upload, some sites can finish the task after your device is back online. The sync will happen in the background, even if you leave the site.
  • Automatic downloads: Sites might automatically download related files together to save you time. Learn more about downloads.
  • Protected content: Some sites need information about your device before they can show you copyrighted content, like music or films. You can allow or block site access to your device information. Learn more about protected content.
  • Sound: By default, sites are allowed to play sounds.
  • Data stored: Find how much local device storage has been used by a site.
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) devices: Sites may ask to see and change information on NFC devices, which are used for exchanging data for features like contactless payments.
  • USB: You can connect a site to a USB device, which lets the site control and record information from the device. Learn how to connect a site to a USB device.
  • Clipboard: Sites might ask to read text and images from the clipboard.
  • Virtual reality: Sites often use your virtual reality devices and data to let you enter VR sessions.
  • Augmented reality: Sites usually track your camera position for AR features, like games.
  • Your device use: Sites usually detect when you actively use your device to set your availability on chat apps.
  • Third-party sign-in: Sites can show sign-in prompts from identity services. Change third-party sign-in permissions.
  • Desktop site: Chrome automatically displays the mobile version of sites. Learn how to manage your desktop settings.
  • On-device site data: Sites you visit can save info about your activity to make your experience better – for example, to keep you signed in to a site or to save items in your shopping basket. Learn about on-device site data.

Change settings for a site

You can allow or block permissions for a specific site. The site will use the permissions that you set instead of the default settings.

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to a site.
  3. To the left of the address bar, tap View site information Default (Secure) and then Permissions.
  4. Tap the permission that you want to update.
    • To change a setting, select it.
    • To delete the site's settings, tap Reset permissions.
Tip: When you change a setting on a site, the icon next to the site name briefly changes to the icon of the setting. For example, if you change a site’s location access, the site’s icon changes to the location pin Location.

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