How to Allow or Block Cookies on Chrome Android?

Learn how to allow or block cookies from the website you're visited on Chrome for Android. Browser cookies are used for identifying the users' re-visits.

The cookies are defined as a technology that helps in storing our information within the browser. Hence, next time when we visit the same website, we are immediately identified by that particular site. A cookie acts like an identity card or a unique identifier that allows users to sign-in to a website.

The cookies are also used by every website online to make sure that your login session is valid even after you close the browser.

For example: when you log in to facebook.com and use it for a while and exit the browser, the login will stay even after you revisit the next day. However, when you log out from Facebook, then your login session is not valid and will ask you to login again. Hence, the cookie settings from facebook.com help to understand whether it’s the same user or a different user. Also, if the user has opted to stay signed in or out.

A while back, my friend was complaining about the lack of privacy on the internet. She said it made her feel very vulnerable at all times. She has always been someone who likes to stay away from privacy invasion. She asked me to help her stay safe and away from privacy intrusion on the internet. Thereupon, we stumbled on the system of cookies. She insisted on blocking them.

Related: How to Block or Allow Browser Cookies in Chrome Computer?

Every website that allows you to login uses cookies to identify you. It seems like an invasion of our privacy, but it also helps in enhancing user experience. However, if you do not want to store cookies on your browser, then you can block the cookies.

How to Block Cookies on Chrome Android?

There are certainly few or even most cases when we do not need a cookie setting enabled for the website.

For example, when we visit a news site or blog that does not have any sort of sign-in portal, the cookies are almost next to nothing for us. Hence, it makes sense to use the cookie blocker android for these selected websites.

Here are the steps to use cookie blocker Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option and tap to open.
  5. Tap on the Cookies tab which is default set to Allowed.
  6. Disable the Toggle button to block all the Cookies.

Block Cookies on Chrome Android

This will block all the cookies stored on your browser from the website. But this option is not recommended in most cases. The ideal way is to block only third-party cookies.

How to Block Third-party Cookies on Chrome Android?

The third-party cookies are loaded from websites that you haven’t visited. It might be similar to malware on the host site. Hence, it’s always recommended to keep the third-party cookies blocked.

Here are the steps to block third-party cookies in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on Android.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option and tap to open.
  5. Tap on the Cookies tab which is default set to Allowed.
  6. Enable the Checkbox against — Block third-party cookies option.

Block third-party cookies on Chrome Android

This will help in blocking all the third-party cookies and keep cookies’ data safe and private.

There is also an option to add an exception that works inversely on Cookies action — Blocked/Allowed.

How to Add Cookie Blocking Exception on Chrome Android?

Most of the websites do not need a cookie set within the browser. However, if a site needs you to sign-in or sign-up an account, then cookies are needed.

An average person hardly uses 10 websites where he/she will sign-in an account. Example: banking sites, social sites, employers, and few federal or government sites. The rest does not even mandatorily need the cookies.

Hence, it’s safe to whitelist these selected sites into exception and block everything else. It makes our chrome android browser safer and privacy proof.

Here are the steps to add the exceptions for Cookies in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Site Settings option and tap to open.
  5. Tap on the Cookies tab which is default set to Allowed.
  6. Toggle the Cookie button to Allow or Block cookie setting in the browser.
  7. Tap on the + Add Site Exception command and enter the website that you want to add.

Add site exception to block cookies on chrome android

That’s it. Based on your Cookie settings the exception will be allowed or blocked inversely to the setting.

For example:

  • If you want to block cookies of all sites but allow certain URLs, then you can add them to the exception list. (in this case, the Cookies should be set to ‘Blocked’, and exceptions will be allowed)
  • Inversely, if you want to allow cookies for all sites, but block certain websites, then add them to the exception list. (in this case, the Cookies should be set to ‘Allowed’ and exceptions will be blocked)

Video on How to Allow or Block Cookies on Chrome Android

Here is the video demo on how to block or enable cookies on Android. You can also block any third-party cookies to safeguard your privacy.

How to Allow or Block Cookies on Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line: Chrome Android Cookies Settings

As mentioned, cookies are important for the websites where you enter your login credentials for signing into an account. But, in most cases, we do not need cookies, hence it’s safer to disable it. Especially for news websites, we should use the cookie blocker android since we do not log in but just consume the updates.

After enabling the cookie blocker android for my friend, she was convinced that no one can invade her privacy now. It also helped her stay secured from sites that uselessly consume the cookies. She was happy and relieved at the end.

If a website is misbehaving after blocking cookies, then you can add it to an exception list. This will allow the website to set cookies into the chrome browser.

Similarly, you can also control the cookies settings on chrome computer. You can either enable or disable the cookies setting from websites in your browser.

What is your setup in the chrome browser on your android phone for cookie settings? Do you allow or block browser cookies on your phone?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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