Limit cookies from matching URLs to the current session

Cookies set by pages matching these URL patterns will be limited to the current session, i.e. they will be deleted when the browser exits.

For URLs not covered by the patterns specified here, or for all URLs if this policy is not set, the global default value will be used either from the 'DefaultCookiesSetting' policy, if it is set, or the user's personal configuration otherwise.

Note that if Google Chrome is running in 'background mode', the session may not be closed when the last browser window is closed, but will instead stay active until the browser exits. Please see the 'BackgroundModeEnabled' policy for more information about configuring this behavior.

See also policies 'CookiesAllowedForUrls' and 'CookiesBlockedForUrls'. Note that there must be no conflicting URL patterns between these three policies - it is unspecified which policy takes precedence.

If the "RestoreOnStartup" policy is set to restore URLs from previous sessions this policy will not be respected and cookies will be stored permanently for those sites.

Example value:

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Limit cookies from matching URLs to the current session

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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