You can set permissions for a website without changing your default settings.
Change settings for all sites
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- Click Privacy and security Site settings.
- Select the setting that you want to update.
To change permissions and data storage on all sites that you’ve visited, you can also select View permissions and data stored across sites.Learn about permissions that can be changed
- Cookies: Cookies are files created by sites that you visit. They make your online experience easier and save browsing information. Learn how to manage cookies.
- Images: Sites usually show images to provide illustrations, like photos for online shops or news articles.
- Handlers: Sites can handle tasks when you click certain links, like creating a message in your email client or adding events to your calendar.
- 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.
- Ads: Sites usually show ads so that they can provide content or services at no charge. However, some sites are known to show intrusive or misleading ads. Find out more about ads.
- Location: Sites usually use your location for relevant features or info, such as local news or nearby shops. Learn how to share your location.
- Notifications: Sites usually send notifications to let you know about breaking news or chat messages. Learn more about notifications.
- Camera and microphone: Sites usually use your video camera and microphone for communication features like video calls. Learn more about cameras and microphones.
- Unsandboxed plug-in access: Some sites need plug-ins so that they can let you do tasks, like stream video or install software. By default, Chrome asks you if a site's plug-in can bypass Chrome's sandbox to access your computer.
- Automatic downloads: Sites might automatically download related files together to save you time. Learn more about downloads.
- MIDI devices: Sites usually connect to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) devices for features you can use to create and edit music.
- Bluetooth devices: Sites usually connect to Bluetooth devices to allow a site to record and show information about the device. Learn more about Bluetooth device connection.
- Background sync: After you leave a site, it can sync to finish tasks, like uploading photos or sending a chat message.
- Fonts: Sites can ask to use fonts that are installed on your local device.
- Zoom levels: You can set how much you zoom in or out on certain sites. Learn how to zoom in or out.
- PDF documents: Sites sometimes publish PDFs, like documents, contracts and forms. Find out more about PDF documents.
- Protected content: When a site plays content that is protected by copyright, it might ask to recognise your device. Learn more about protected content.
- Motion sensors: Sites often use your device's motion sensors for features like virtual reality or fitness tracking.
- Serial ports: Sites usually connect to serial ports for data transfer features, like network setup. Learn how to connect a site to a serial device.
- File editing: Sites usually access files and folders on your device for features, like automatically saving your work.
- Clipboard: Sites usually read your clipboard for features like saving the format of your copied texts.
- Payment handlers: Sites usually install payment handlers for features like easier checkout.
- Augmented reality: Sites usually track your camera position for AR features such as games.
- Virtual reality: Sites often use your virtual reality devices and data to let you enter VR sessions.
- Insecure content: Secure sites might embed content like images or web frames that aren't secure. By default, secure sites block insecure content. You can specify which sites can display insecure content. Find out more about site content and security.
- Your device use: Sites usually detect when you actively use your device to set your availability on chat apps.
- Sounds: Sites might play sound to provide audio for music, videos and other media. Learn more about sounds.
- HID devices: Sites usually connect to HID devices for features that use uncommon keyboards, game controllers and other devices. Learn how to connect a site to an HID.
- USB devices: Sites usually connect to USB devices for features like printing a document or saving it to a storage device. Learn how to connect a site to a USB device.
- Third-party sign-in: Sites can show sign-in prompts from identity services.
Change settings for a specific site
You can allow or block permissions for a specific site. The site will use its settings instead of the default settings. You can also clear data for a site.
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- Go to a site.
- To the left of the web address, click the icon that you want:
- Click Site settings.
- Change a permission setting.
- Your changes save automatically.
- After you click the icon next to the web address, previously saved site settings open. You can change them without going to the 'Site settings' menu in Chrome.
- If the Reset permissions button is available, you can click the button to reset your changed preferences.
- To protect your data, Chrome removes permissions from sites that you haven't used recently.