If you are concerned about the privacy of the data that you have on your Google Pixel 4A, then you might have encountered a lot of separate bits of information on what you can do to improve it.
While this advice can vary widely, one thing that most people mention is that you need to improve the privacy of your browser.
If you don’t want to allow any cookies on your Pixel 4A then you can go to Chrome > tap the three dots > choose Settings > select Site Settings > tap Cookies > select Block All Cookies.
Our guide continues below with additional information on cookie blocking on a Google Pixel 4A smartphone.
How to Block All Chrome Cookies on a Pixel 4A
- Open Chrome.
- Touch the three dots.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Site settings.
- Touch Cookies.
- Tap Block all cookies (not recommended).
Our tutorial continues below with additional information on blocking Chrome cookies on a Pixel 4A, including pictures of these steps.
How to Change the Setting for Cookies on a Google Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Chrome Web browser.
If it’s not on your Home screen then you can swipe up on the Home screen to open the app menu, then select Chrome from the list of apps.
Step 2: Touch the three dot icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Choose Settings from the dropdown menu.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap on the Site settings item.
Step 5: Touch the Cookies button.
Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Block all cookies (not recommended) to enable it.
Note that Google recommends against this because it will prevent a lot of site features from working, such as signing into an account, or adding items to a cart.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion on the cookie settings on a Google Pixel 4A.
More Information on Enabling or Disabling Cookies in Chrome on a Google Pixel
- Allow cookies
- Block third-party cookies in Incognito
- Block third-party cookies
- Block all cookies
- Add Site Exception
If you choose to add a site exception then you can enter the domain name of that site and tap Add to start blocking all of the cookies that are served by that site.
The site exception method requires a bit more work, but it can let you really customize the way that the websites that you visit behave in concern to cookies and tracking.
If you scroll through the list of options on the Site settings menu you will also see ways to block sites from viewing your location, or showing intrusive ads, plus many more things.
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