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Change website permissions

When you visit a website, you can easily check and adjust its cookie settings and permissions. For example, you can remove a site's access to your location.

  1. Open Chrome, and go to a webpage.
  2. To the left of the web address, click the icon you see: Lock Lock, Info Info, or Dangerous Dangerous.
  3. You'll see the site's details and permissions.

Check cookies

Under "Cookies," you can see the cookies in use by the webpage you're on. Cookies are files created by websites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information.  They're allowed by default.

Learn more about managing cookies.

Change permissions

You'll see the permissions that have been allowed for the website you’re on. To adjust each permission, click the Arrows Arrows.

  • Location. By default, Chrome asks you if a site can see your exact location information. Learn more about sharing your location.
  • Camera. Some sites can ask to access your camera and microphone. Learn more about camera and microphone access.
  • Microphone. Some sites can ask to access your camera and microphone. Learn more about camera and microphone access.
  • Notifications. Some websites, like Google Calendar, can show notifications. By default, Chrome asks you if a site can show notifications. Learn more about notifications.
  • JavaScript. JavaScript helps make sites more interactive. If you turn off JavaScript, some sites won't work properly.
  • Flash. The Adobe Flash plugin lets you hear and see audio and video content. By default, Chrome asks if you want to run Flash when you visit a page using it. Learn more about using Flash.
  • Images. Images are allowed by default. To block images, choose "Always block on this site."
  • Popups. By default, pop-ups are blocked from showing up automatically. Learn more about managing popups.
  • 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.
  • Automatic Downloads. You might want to download multiple files from a site. You can choose whether to download these files automatically or not.
  • MIDI devices full control. Some websites might want to use System Exclusive (SysEx) messages to gain full access to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices.

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