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Allow or block content settings for certain sites

You can set exceptions to your content settings (like plugins, JavaScript, and notifications) for specific websites. Learn more about changing your content settings.

Without changing your default settings, you can add an exception to the default for a specific website or domain. For example, by default, Chrome allows cookies to save local data from sites. But if you don't trust a site, you can add an exception to block cookies on only that site.

To add an exception to your content settings, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  5. Under the type of content or permission that you want to update, click Manage exceptions.
  6. Under "Hostname pattern," enter the web address that you want to create an exception for.
    • To create exceptions for an entire domain, insert [*.] before the domain name. For example,[*.] will match and
    • You can also specify an IP address, an IPv6 address, or a non-http URL.
  7. Under "Behavior," select Allow or Block.

You can also remove exceptions you don't want any more. Point to the site or domain, and then click Remove Remove and then Done.

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