Cookies are small files stored on your computer through your web browsers, like Google Chrome. They are created when you visit a website, and store data and information about you and your visit. They help websites remember you and your preferences and settings, making your visit more convenient and useful. Some websites won’t work properly if you don’t have cookies enabled.

How to Enable Cookies in Google Chrome for Android and iOS

  1. Tap the menu button, located in the upper right-hand corner and represented by three vertically-aligned dots.
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Settings option.
  3. Scroll down and select Site settings, found in the Advanced section.
  4. Chrome’s Site settings should now be displayed. Tap the Cookies option.
  5. To enable cookies, select the button accompanying the Cookies setting so that it turns blue. To allow third-party cookies, place a check mark in the box accompanying that option.

Cookies are enabled by default in Chrome for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and cannot be disabled.

How to Enable Cookies in Google Chrome for Desktops & Laptops

  1. Type the following text into Chrome’s address bar and hit the Enter or Return key: chrome://settings/content/cookies.
  2. Chrome’s Cookies settings interface should now be visible. Towards the top of this screen should be an option labeled Allow sites to save and read cookie data, accompanied by an on/off button. If this button is colored white and gray, then cookies are currently disabled in your browser. Select it once so that it turns blue, enabling cookie functionality.
  3. If you’d like to limit which specific websites can store and use cookies, Chrome offers both Block and Allow lists within its Cookies settings. The latter is used when cookies are disabled, while the blacklist goes into effect whenever they are enabled via the aforementioned on/off button.