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Change site permissions

You can control what content websites can show you, and what information they can use as you browse.

Change settings for all sites

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Advanced," tap Site settings.
  4. Tap the permission you want to update.
Permissions that can be changed
  • All sites. Review the sites that you've allowed to use local storage and geolocation data.
  • Cookies. Cookies are files created by websites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. Learn more about managing cookies.
  • Location. By default, Chrome asks you if a site can see your exact location information. Learn more about sharing your location.
  • Camera. Sites can ask to use your camera and microphone. Learn more about using cameras and microphones.
  • Microphone. Sites can ask to use your camera and microphone. Learn more about using cameras and microphones.
  • 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 websites interactive.
  • Pop-ups. By default, pop-ups are blocked from showing up automatically. Learn more about managing pop-ups.
  • 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.
  • Media. Manage how your phone handles some types of content:
    • Protected content. Some sites need information about your device before they can show you copyrighted content, like music or movies. You can allow or block websites from seeing your device information. Learn more about protected content.
    • Autoplay. When you visit a website with a video, you can choose whether the muted video will play automatically. If you use Data Saver, you can't use Autoplay.
  • Google Translate. Translate pages written in other languages. Learn more about translating pages.
  • Storage. See how much local device storage has been used by a site.
  • USB. You can connect a website to a USB device, which lets the website control and record information from the device. Learn more about pairing Chrome with USB devices.

Change settings for a specific site

You can allow or block permissions for a specific site. The site will use its settings instead of the default settings.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to a website.
  3. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Info Information.
  4. Tap Site settings.
  5. To make a change, under "Permissions," tap a setting. If you don't see a "Permissions" section, the site doesn't have any specific permissions.

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