How to Enable Cookies on Google Chrome Mac

Cookies are an interesting topic that not everyone fully understands. Browsers, like Google Chrome, use cookies to store personal information and improve website performance for future visits. 

So it makes sense to enable them. But that begs the question, how to enable cookies on Google Chrome Mac

I’m a software engineer, and I have asked myself that question. To enable cookies on Google Chrome Mac, you need to follow a few steps. In this guide, I will also share all you need to know about cookies. 

So with that said, let’s start.

Easy Steps to Enable Cookies on Google Chrome Mac

Simply follow these steps below, and you should be all set.

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your Mac.

Step 2: Go to the top-right corner and click on the three vertical dots. And navigate to “Settings.”

Step 3: A new window will appear with options on the left. From the list of options, go to “Privacy and Security.”

Step 4: Click on “Cookies and other site data.” A list of options will appear, and you’ll need to select “Allow all cookies.”

Done!

Selecting this option will enable Google Chrome to use cookies from websites and third-party apps. Each time you visit a website, it will collect cookies and store them on your computer.

As you can see, the steps are easy to follow. You can also block cookies, block third-party cookies, and even block cookies while browsing in Incognito Mode. 

The last one is important, as the whole point of Incognito mode is to prevent your browser from collecting personal information. Here’s a guide on how to launch Chrome in Incognito mode.

With all that said, what’s all the fuzz about HTTP cookies? What exactly are they, and what do they do? 

I need to clarify this, as it’s important to understand what HTTP cookies are.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies, or HTTP cookies, are essential components of the internet. They make browsing faster, more convenient, and generally useful for getting the best possible browsing or shopping experience.

But there’s a downside to cookies. Namely, cookies can harm you in more than one way. In all sense of the word, cookies can harm your privacy. Since cookies are essentially tiny pieces of data, websites use them to identify your computer when visiting. 

The first time you visit a website, the website will ask you to accept cookies. When you accept cookies, you give the website your information, such as identification information.

This makes browsing faster the next time you visit the website, as the website has your information and can process the session much faster. Think of HTTP cookies as saving a password. 

When you log in to a website, you don’t have to log in again if you accept the cookies, as the website will have your log-in information.

While that might seem convenient, you can imagine why some of them aren’t worth keeping. If you’re using a public computer to log in to a website, it can keep you logged in if you don’t log out or delete the cookies.

Understanding what cookies are will help you figure out if they’re worth keeping. There’s no harm in deleting cookies if you’re browsing on your personal Mac. 

Conclusion

That concludes this short guide on how to enable cookies on Google Chrome Mac. You can also manage cookies from the cookies section in the “Privacy and security” tab in Google Chrome.

I’d love to hear more about whether you enable cookies on all websites or only on a select few. Take a look around the cookies section to know more about the many options available to you.

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