How to Enable Cookies in Google Chrome: Browser, Android & iOS

Cookies are essential for many web functionalities, such as logging in, maintaining sessions, and personalizing user experiences. Here’s how you can enable cookies in Google Chrome on various platforms.

Enable Cookies For Google Chrome on Mac:

  1. Click on ‘Chrome‘ in the menu at the top of your screen, then select ‘Preferences‘. Alternatively, you can press Command + , on your keyboard.
    Or, you can open the browser, look at the right top corner, click on the three vertical dots, a menu will drop down, and near the bottom, you will find ‘Settings‘.
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Privacy and security‘ section and click on ‘Site Settings’.
  1. Click on ‘Cookies and site data’.
  2. Select ‘Allow all cookies’ to enable all types of cookies. If you prefer, you can select ‘Block third-party cookies in Incognito’ or ‘Block third-party cookies’ to have more restrictive settings while still enabling cookies necessary for most sites to function.

Enable Cookies For Google Chrome on Windows:

  1. Click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner to access the menu. Select ‘Settings‘, or press Alt + F on your keyboard.
    Alternatively, open the browser, look at the right top corner, click on the three vertical dots, a menu will drop down, and almost at the bottom, you will see ‘Settings‘.
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Privacy and security’, then click on ‘Site Settings’.
  3. Click on ‘Cookies and site data’.
  4. Choose ‘Allow all cookies‘ for full functionality. As an alternative for enhanced privacy while still allowing necessary cookies, you can choose ‘Block third-party cookies in Incognito’ or ‘Block third-party cookies’.

Enabling Cookies Google Chrome on Android:

  • Open the Chrome app. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner to access the menu, then tap ‘Settings‘.
  • Scroll down to ‘Site settings‘ and tap ‘Cookies‘.
  • You can enable cookies by selecting ‘Allow all cookies‘. You can also choose to block third-party cookies in Incognito mode or in all modes by adjusting the settings accordingly.

Enabling Cookies Google Chrome on iOS:

  • Open the Chrome app. Tap the three dots at the bottom right to access the menu, then tap ‘Settings‘.
  • Tap ‘Content Settings‘, then tap ‘Block Cookies’.
  • Choose ‘Allow from Websites I Visit‘ or ‘Always Allow‘ to enable cookies. For more restrictive settings, select ‘Allow from Current Website Only‘ or ‘Block All Cookies‘.

After you’ve enabled cookies and want to manage them further, whether for privacy reasons or to troubleshoot issues with websites behaving unexpectedly, you might want to clear them from time to time. Learn how to manage this aspect of your browser settings by checking out our guide on how to clear cookies on Chrome.