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Manage exceptions

You can control how your content settings should be handled for specific sites or domains. Some content settings are allowed by default, but adding an exception can change the behavior of the settings on an individual site or domain. For example, Google Chrome alerts you by default if a site wants to use your location information. However, you can add an exception for if you don’t want to be alerted every time you visit that site. To add a rule in the various exception dialogs that appear in content settings, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Hostname pattern" field and enter the domain name for which you want to create an exception.
    • To create exceptions for an entire domain, insert [*.] before the domain name (e.g. [*.] This will match and
    • You can also specify an IP address, an IPv6 address, or a non-http URL.
  2. Use the dropdown menu to choose the exact behavior for the site or domain: Allow or Block.

You can also remove exceptions using this dialog. Simply hover over the site or domain and click the X that appears and then click Done.

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