Manage website settings in Chrome for mobile

In Chrome on an Android device, you can change a website's permissions (for example, whether it can set cookies or use your location). In Chrome on an iPhone or iPad, you can manage some general settings, like blocking pop-ups across all sites, but not for specific sites.

Android device

Change a specific website's permission

If the site you're visiting starts with https://

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Touch the green lock icon in the address bar.

If the site you're visiting starts with http://

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Touch and hold the URL.

Manage other websites' permissions

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon Menu or a button Menu on your phone.
  2. Touch Settings > Site settings.
Site settings that you can manage
  • Cookies: Websites can store small files on your device in order to save your preferences on websites or keep you signed in. Deselect to prevent web pages from storing cookies on your mobile device.
  • Location: Allow sites with location-specific content to ask whether you want to share your location using your mobile device’s location information.
  • Camera or microphone: Allow sites with media functionality, such as video conferencing, to request access to your camera and microphone.
  • JavaScript: Many web developers use JavaScript to make their websites more interactive. Sites may function correctly only if they can run JavaScript on your mobile device.
  • Pop-ups: Prevent websites from showing additional windows automatically.
  • Protected content: Lets websites authenticate your device to make sure that it's authorised to play premium, protected videos.
  • Google Translate: Translate pages written in other languages.
  • Storage: Lists the amount of local storage used for sites visited. You can touch a site in the list and delete locally stored data.

iPhone or iPad

To manage general content settings for websites in Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Under "Advanced", touch Content Settings.
iPhone or iPad
  • Block Pop-ups: Prevent websites from showing additional windows automatically.
  • Google Translate: Translate pages written in other languages.
  • Accept Cookies: Websites can store small files on your device in order to save your preferences on websites or keep you signed in. Deselect to prevent web pages from storing cookies on your mobile device.
  • Auto-Detect Encoding: Allow Chrome to automatically detect font encoding of web pages. If you see squares showing up instead of text, turning this setting on will help display your pages properly. For the fastest browsing experience, we recommend turning off the auto-detect mode after you leave the web page.

To manage other settings, like location or microphone access, go to your device's Settings > Chrome.

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