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Adjust website content settings

You can choose how Chrome handles things like cookies, images and Flash media, by adjusting your content settings. These settings control what content websites can show you and what information they can use as you browse.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Site settings.
  4. Tap the content setting that you want to change.
    • All sites. Review the sites that you've allowed to use local storage and geolocation data.
    • Cookies. Cookies are files created by websites that you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. Find out more about managing cookies.
    • Location By default, Chrome asks you if a site can see your exact location information. Find out more about sharing your location.
    • Camera. Sites can ask to use your camera and microphone. Find out more about using cameras and microphones.
    • Microphone. Sites can ask to use your camera and microphone. Find out more about using cameras and microphones.
    • Notifications Some websites, like Google Calendar, can show notifications on your computer desktop. By default, Chrome asks you if a site can show notifications. Find out more about notifications.
    • JavaScript JavaScript helps make websites interactive.
    • Pop-ups. By default, pop-ups are blocked from appearing automatically. Find out more about managing pop-ups.
    • Background sync. If your device goes offline during a task (like a chat message or photo upload), some sites can finish the task after the device is back online. The sync will happen in the background, even if you leave the website.
    • Media. Manage how your phone handles some types of content:
      • Protected content. Some sites need information about your device before they can show you copyrighted content, like music or movies. You can allow or block websites from seeing your device information. Find out more about protected content.
      • Auto-play. When you visit a website with a video, you can choose whether the muted video will play automatically. If you use Data Saver, you can't use Auto-play.
    • Language. Translate pages written in other languages. Find out more about translating pages.
    • Storage. See how much local device storage has been used by a site.
    • USB. You can connect a website to a USB device, which lets the website control and record information from the device. Find out more about pairing Chrome with USB devices.

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