Adjust images, JavaScript and other web content settings

Use the Content Settings dialogue to manage the following settings to all sites:

To adjust these settings for a specific site, go to the site and click the page icon Blank page icon or the lock icon in the omnibox (address bar). In the dialogue that appears, you can customise how Chrome handles these settings for the site you're visiting.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings button.
    • Cookies are files created by websites you've visited to store browsing information, such as your site preferences or profile information. They're allowed by default. It's important to be aware of your cookie settings because cookies can allow sites to track your navigation during your visit to those sites. Learn more about managing cookies
    • Images are allowed by default. To prevent images from being displayed, select "Do not show any images".
    • JavaScript is commonly used by web developers to make their sites more interactive. If you choose to disable JavaScript, you may find that some sites don't work properly.
    • Handlers are used to allow Chrome to set a default web service to open a certain link. Learn more about allowing sites to open special types of links
    • Plug-ins are used by websites to enable certain types of web content (such as Flash or Windows Media files) that browsers can't inherently process. They're allowed by default. Learn more about managing plug-ins
    • Pop-ups are blocked by default from appearing automatically and cluttering your screen. Learn more about managing pop-ups
    • Location: Google Chrome alerts you by default whenever a site wants to use your location information. Learn more about location sharing
    • Notifications: Some websites, such as Google Calendar, can show notifications on your computer desktop. Google Chrome alerts you by default whenever a site wants permission to automatically show notifications. Learn more about notifications
    • Fullscreen: Some websites might request to open in fullscreen mode. You can choose how Chrome handles this type of request.
    • Mouse cursor: Some sites or web apps might request to disable your mouse cursor, such as games. You can choose how Chrome handles this type of request.
    • Media: Sites with media functionality, such as video conferencing, can request access to your camera and microphone. Learn more about camera and microphone access.
    • Unsandboxed plug-in access: Chrome's sandbox helps protect you by limiting what websites can access on your computer. However, some sites might request to directly access your computer. Learn more about unsandboxed plug-in access
    • Protected content (Chrome OS only): Allow sites to use machine identifiers to uniquely identify your computer in order to authorise access to protected content such as films or music that you've purchased. If you change this setting, a computer restart may be required.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might make some of these content settings for you, in which case you can't change them yourself. Learn about using a managed Chrome device