Google Chrome Content Settings

You can manage following options from Content settings for all sites. If you want make any of these changes for a specific site. Go to the site you want and click the page icon or the lock icon on the address bar (omnibox). You can customize these settings for that specific website.


How to get to the Content settings

  1. Click the Chrome Menu (customize and control Google Chrome) on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings on the Chrome Menu.
  3. Click on the Show advanced settings.
  4. In the “Privacy” section below, click Content settings button.

You can make the following settings in the Content Settings button.


Cookies are files created by websites to store browsing information, such as your site preferences or profile information. Cookies are allowed by default. Cookies can allow sites to track your navigation during your visit.



Images are allowed by default. You can stop images from displaying, select “Do not show any images.”



JavaScript makes sites more interactive. JavaScript are also allowed by default because If you choose to disable JavaScript, you may find that some sites don’t work properly.



Handlers are used to allow Google Chrome to set a default web service to open a certain link.



Plug-ins are allowed by default, it is used by websites to enable certain types of web content that browsers can not essentially process.



Pop-ups are blocked by default  because they can make a mess of your desktop screen if they are appearing automatically.



Google Chrome alerts you by default when a site you are visiting wants to use your location information.



Google Chrome alerts you when websites will attempt to show notifications on your computer desktop. Notifications are allowed by default to stop a site getting permission automatically to show notifications.



When you want to open websites in fullscreen mode, you can choose how you want Google Chrome Browser handles this request.


Mouse cursor

When some websites or web applications request to disable your mouse cursor, like games. You can choose how Google Chrome Browser handles this type of request.


Protected Content

Some Content services use machine identifiers to uniquely identify you of the purposes of authorizing access to protected content. You can enable or disable this option.




When websites with media functionality request access to your microphone and camera.


Unsandboxed plug-in access

Google Chrome’s sandbox feature protects you by limiting what websites can access on your computer. Select which ever option is best for you.


Protected content (Chrome OS only)

You can allow sites to use machine identifiers to uniquely identify your computer in order to authorize access to protected content that you have bought online like movies or music.

Automatic Downloads

You can select Automatic download options.


Zoom Levels

Manage zoom levels.

One Reply to “Google Chrome Content Settings”

  1. Thank you for explaining how to really control content settings right from individual websites. Your example and directions were thorough, answered my question in under 5 minutes, and your info was easily understood (no technical jargon). I’ve spent the last half hour doing google search to learn about managing content settings and tracking, because managing exceptions under my Chrome settings is very limited and the ‘learn more’ hyperlinks led to useless, repetitive information. Your effort to share your information is greatly appreciated and acknowledged dear Sir/Mam!

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