How to add trusted sites in Chrome on Windows 10

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Various tracking and privacy protection modules as well as security software can interfere with the normal operation of a website.
  • The way to fix this is by adding that site as a trusted site in Chrome or any other browser really on Windows 10. 
  • This article is part of the Google Chrome guides series to help you get the most out of it. 
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how to add trusted sites in windows 10

Sometimes you might encounter certain error messages if the website you’re trying to visit isn’t added to your list of trusted sites in Chrome. However, you can avoid these errors simply by adding the website to the trusted sites list.

In this article, we’ll show you how to properly add a website to the trusted sites list in Chrome on Windows 10 and some other popular browsers as well.

How can I add trusted sites in Windows 10?

Quick tipOpera Adblocker

Did you know that some browsers come with a built-in ad blocker and a VPN? That’s right. The Opera browser does this.

Sharing some similarities with Chrome, because Opera is based on Chromium, you can browse the web safer and faster. You will see fewer ads, and your privacy will be higher if you turn on the option to block trackers.

As with other browsers, the concept of trusted site exists here as well. In the address bar, there’s a small icon fo Privacy Protection. You can choose to turn this feature off, essentially marking the current site you are visited as being trusted.

Here are some other great features that Chrome doesn’t have:

  • Battery saver mode
  • Crypto Wallet
  • Built-in messengers from FB, Instagram, and WhatsApp
  • Crypto mining protection
  • Bult-in Snapshot


Easily switch from Chrome to Opera and enjoy a faster, safer, more private browsing experience.

1. Add trusted sites in Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click the Menu button in the top right corner. Now select Settings from the menu.
    chrome settings how to add trusted sites in windows 10
  2. Scroll all the way down and click on Advanced.
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  3. In the Network section click on Change proxy settings.
  4. Internet Properties window will now appear. Go to the Security tab and select Trusted sites. Now click the Sites button.
    internert properties window how to add trusted sites in windows 10
  5. Enter the URL of the website you wish to add and click the Add button.
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  6. After you’re done, click on Close. Now click on Apply and OK buttons to save changes.

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2. Add trusted sites in Firefox

  1. In Firefox, open the website you want to add to the trusted websites list.
  2. Click the Shield icon left of the address bar and uncheck Enhanced Tracking Protection.
    firefox enhanced tracking how to add trusted sites in windows 10
  3. The website will now restart and it will be added to the trusted list.

3. Add trusted sites in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Note: Microsoft Edge by default doesn’t support trusted websites feature, but you can change trusted websites from Internet Explorer and that should affect Edge as well.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner. Choose Internet Options from the menu.
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  3. Now go to Security, select Trusted sites and click on Sites.
  4. Add the desired website and that’s it.

Alternatively, you can open the Internet Options window by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run window.
  2. Enter inetcpl.cpl and press Enter or click OK.
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  3. Internet Properties window will now appear.

There you go, a quick and easy way to add trusted site in Chrome and others on Windows 10.

All browsers share Windows settings when it comes to Trusted websites, so be sure to use the Internet Properties window to add them.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.