Clear, allow, and manage cookies in Chrome

You can choose to delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies, and set preferences for certain websites.

What cookies are

Cookies are files created by websites that you go to. They save browsing information to make your online experience easier. With cookies, sites can keep you signed in, remember your site preferences, and give you locally relevant content.

There are 2 types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies are created by the site that you go to. The site is shown in the address bar.
  • Third-party cookies are created by other sites. These sites own some of the content, like ads or images, that you find on the page.

Clear all cookies

If you remove cookies, you'll be signed out of websites and your saved preferences could be deleted.

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and security and then Clear browsing data.
  4. Choose a time range, like Last hour or All time.
  5. Check Cookies and site data and uncheck all other items.
  6. Tap Clear data and then Clear.
Allow or block cookies
Important: If you don't allow sites to save cookies, most sites that require you to sign in won't work.
You can allow or block cookies saved by websites.
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Site settings and then Cookies.
  4. Select an option:
    • Allow cookies.
    • Block all cookies (not recommended).
    • Block third-party cookies in Incognito.
    • Block third-party cookies.
      • If you block third-party cookies, all cookies and site data from other sites are blocked, even if the site is allowed on your exceptions list.
Clear cookies from a single site
  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to a website.
  3. At the top right, tap More More and then Info Informationand then Cookies.
  4. Next to the number of cookies in use, tap Delete Remove.

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