How to Enable Cookies on Chrome Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you having trouble accessing certain websites on your Chrome browser on Mac? It could be because your cookies are disabled.

Cookies are small files that websites store on your computer to remember your preferences and improve your browsing experience. Enabling cookies on Chrome for Mac is a simple process, and in this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps.

Step 1: Launch Chrome

If you haven’t already, open Google Chrome on your Mac by clicking on the Chrome icon in the Dock or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 2: Access Chrome Settings

In the top menu bar, click on “Chrome” and select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + ,.

Step 3: Scroll to Advanced Settings

In the Preferences window, scroll down to the bottom and click on “Advanced”. This will expand additional settings options.

Step 4: Open Privacy and Security Settings

In the expanded settings options, locate and click on “Privacy and security” in the left-hand sidebar.

Step 4.1: Manage Cookies

Within Privacy and security settings, find the “Site Settings” option under “Privacy and security”. Clicking on it will open a new page with various site-specific settings.2: Enable Cookies

On the Site Settings page, scroll down until you find “Cookies”. Clicking on it will allow you to manage cookie-related settings.

Step 5: Enable Cookies for All Websites

To enable cookies for all websites, toggle the switch next to “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)“. This will enable cookies for all websites you visit using Chrome. If the switch is already enabled, you don’t need to make any changes.

Step 6: Enable Cookies for Specific Websites

If you only want to enable cookies for specific websites, scroll down to the “Sites that can always use cookies” section. Here, you can add the URLs of the websites for which you want to enable cookies.

Step 7: Save Changes

Once you have made the necessary changes, click on the “Done” button at the bottom right of the Site Settings page to save your preferences.

Step 8: Restart Chrome

To ensure that the changes take effect, it’s recommended to quit Chrome completely and reopen it. You can do this by clicking on “Chrome” in the top menu bar and selecting “Quit Google Chrome”. Afterward, open Chrome again from your Applications folder or Dock.


Cookies play an essential role in enhancing your browsing experience. By following these simple steps, you can easily enable cookies on Google Chrome for Mac. Whether you choose to enable cookies for all websites or specific ones, make sure to manage them responsibly for a secure and personalized browsing experience.

  • Step 1: Launch Chrome
  • Step 2: Access Chrome Settings
  • Step 3: Scroll to Advanced Settings
    • Step 4.1: Manage Cookies
    • Step 4.2: Enable Cookies
  • Step 5: Enable Cookies for All Websites
  • Step 6: Enable Cookies for Specific Websites
  • Step 7: Save Changes
  • Step 8: Restart Chrome

If you have followed these steps correctly, you should now have cookies enabled on your Chrome browser for Mac. Enjoy seamless browsing and access to all the websites you need!

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