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Enabling Cookies in Google Chrome

Below are instructions for enabling Cookies in Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Instructions are also available for other browsers.

  1. Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
    Mac users: If you don't see the wrench icon, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click Chrome.

  2. Select Options
    (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).

  3. Click the Under the Hood tab.

  4. Click Content settings in the Privacy section.

Screenshot of the Google Chrome Options Window. An arrow is pointing at the Content Settings button.
  1. Select Cookies under Features.

  2. Select Allow local data to be set.

Screenshot of the Content Settings window in Google Chrome.

Cookies are files created by websites you've visited to store browsing information, such as your site preferences or profile information. They're allowed by default. It's important to be aware of your cookie settings because cookies can allow sites to track your navigation during your visit to those sites. Learn more about managing cookies.