Adjust images, JavaScript, and other web content settings

You can choose how Chrome handles things like cookies, images, and plug-ins, in your content settings. These settings control what content websites can show you and what information they can use as you browse.

On a computer

To get to your Chrome content settings on a computer, follow these steps:

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click the Content settings button.

Learn how to manage a particular website's content settings and permissions

On a mobile device

To get to your Chrome content settings on an Android device, iPhone, or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Under "Advanced," touch Content settings.
Content settings: Chrome for Android
  • Block pop-ups. Prevent websites from showing additional windows automatically.
  • 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 webpages from storing cookies on your mobile device.
  • Enable 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.
  • Voice and Video calling. Allow sites with media functionality, such as video conferencing, to request access to your camera and microphone.
  • Google Translate. Translate pages written in other languages.
  • Google location settings. Allow sites with location specific content to ask whether you want to share your location using your mobile device’s location information.
  • Website settings. If you want to clear location permissions or local data stored on your device for a specific site, touch this option.
Content settings: Chrome for iOS
  • Block pop-ups. Prevent websites from showing additional windows automatically.
  • 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 webpages from storing cookies on your mobile device.
  • Auto-detect decoding. Allow Chrome to automatically detect font encoding of webpages. 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 webpage.

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