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Follow this guide to completely manage your cookies and cookie preferences on Google Chrome, giving you full control to complete actions such as deleting, setting preferences, allowing and blocking.

Quick Overview

A First-Party Cookie is created on the website you are using. A Third-Party Cookie is created by other sites. For example, websites that own content such as ads or images.

Manage Cookies and Preferences on a Computer

Clearing

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Click the button with three dots in the top right corner
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Click ‘Settings’
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At the bottom of the settings page, click ‘Advanced’
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Choose the ‘Privacy and Security’
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Select the ‘Content Settings’
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Click ‘Cookies’ then ‘See all cookies and site data’
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Click the ‘Remove all’ button and confirm this by selecting the ‘Clear all’ button

Deleting From a Specific Site

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Click the three dots in the top right corner to open the ‘Settings’ menu
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Scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Advanced’
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Choose the ‘Privacy and Security’ option
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Then pick ‘Content Settings’
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Click ‘Cookies’ and ‘See all cookies and site data’
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In the top right hand corner there is a search section. Type the website you are wanting to delete cookies from in this search box
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To the right of the search box, there will be a ‘Remove’ button with a rubbish bin symbol. Click this. That cookie has now been removed

Deleting From a Period of Time

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Click on the three dots in the top right corner to open the menu
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Select ‘More Tools’
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Click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’
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Click the ‘Time Range’ option from the dropdown menu located at the top of the page
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Select the period of time you require, for example ‘the past hour’ or ‘the past day’
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Tick the ‘Cookies and other site data’ and untick everything else
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Finally, click ‘Clear Data’ then all cookies will be cleared within your chosen time period

Allowing or Blocking by Default

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Click the three dots to open the menu and click on ‘Settings’
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At the bottom of the settings, click ‘Advanced’
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Select ‘Privacy and Security’
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Navigate to ‘Content Settings’ then click on ‘Cookies’
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Turn off or on the option called ‘Allow Sites to Save and Read Cookie Data’
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You can also block third-party cookies by turning on the ‘Block Third-Party Cookies’ setting

Allowing or Blocking For a Specific Site

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Click on the three dots in the top right corner to bring up the options in the menu
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Click on ‘Settings’ and scroll down to the bottom to ‘Advanced’ and click on it
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Select the ‘Privacy and Security’ option
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Go to ‘Content Settings’ and then ‘Cookies’
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There will be an options called ‘Block’, ‘Clear on Exit’ or ‘Allow’ in whichever section is relevant, click ‘Add’
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Enter the address for the website you want to block. To exclude a whole site, add an asterisk ‘(*)’ before the site address e.g. “(*)heroitsupport.com”. Also you don’t have to put “https://” and you can enter IP addresses to exclude
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Click ‘Add’ to complete the action
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To undo this action, whilst on the desired website, click the three dots in the top right corner again and there will be an option called ‘Remove’. Click this and that particular website will no longer block cookies

Deleting After Closing Google Chrome

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Click on the three dots in the top right corner to bring up the menu
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Click on ‘Settings’ and scroll down to the bottom to ‘Advanced’ and click on it
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Select the ‘Privacy and Security’ option
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Go to ‘Content Settings’ and then ‘Cookies’
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Turn the ‘Keep Local Data Only Until You Quit Your Browser’ option on

Cookie Clearing on an iOS Device

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Using the Chrome app, in the bottom right hand corner, tap the three dots to bring up the menu
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Select ‘Settings’
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Choose ‘Privacy’, then the ‘Clear Browsing Data’ option
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Tick the box with the ‘Cookies, Site Data’ option and untick the rest of the boxes
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Tap on ‘Clear Browsing Data’
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Confirm your request by clicking ‘Clear Browsing Data’ again. Then tap ‘Done’

Managing Cookie Preferences on an Android Device

Clearing 

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Using the Google Chrome app, click the three dots on the right of the address bar to open the menu
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Click on ‘Settings’
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Select ‘Privacy’
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Pick the ‘Clear Browsing Data’ option
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Select a time range such as ‘All time’ or ‘Last hour’
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Tick the ‘Cookies, media licenses and site data’ box and untick the rest
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Tap ‘Clear Data’
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Confirm this by pressing ‘Clear’

Allowing and Blocking 

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Using the Chrome app, click on the three dots to the right of the address bar to open the menu
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Pick the ‘Settings’ option
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Select ‘Site Settings’
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Tap on ‘Cookies’
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Turn the cookies ‘On’ or ‘Off’
You can also block third-party cookies by ticking the ‘Block third-party cookies’ box
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