Fix: Your client does not have permission to get URL

People using Google Chrome may have come across an error condition “Your client does not have permission to get URL” at some point where they are refrained from using the search engine. This usually happens when too many searches are done within a very short time period of time.

Whenever you do a search, the request is forwarded to Google’s server which in turn searches the query through millions of sites and returns you the result in a few milliseconds. All this computation may seem effortless but it consumes a lot of power. To counter people from attacking the website using DDOS or putting a heavy strain on the servers, Google has a mechanism which automatically blocks your access to the search engine when you do a lot of queries in a very short time.

If you have not done the latter, it probably means that either your cache is corrupt or you are using a VPN. If you are using a VPN connection or a proxy server, turn it and try accessing Google again.

Solution 1: Waiting it out

Like mentioned before, this error usually occurs when you do a large number of queries within a short period of time. If you have exhausted your time limit, it is advisable to wait for a moment and don’t use Google while waiting. There were few reports where users indicated that even accessing Google once during the wait time refreshed the timer and they had to wait all over again.

Once you have waited around 20-30 minutes, try accessing Google again and submit your query. Hopefully, the problem will be solved and you will have full access without any problems.

Solution 2: Clearing Cache and Cookies

Your browser may contain faulty files which may be causing Chrome to block your access again and again. When we clear the browser data, everything gets reset and the browser behaves like you are visiting websites and browsing for the first time.

Note: Following this solution will erase all your browsing data, cache, passwords etc. Make sure you have all those backed up before you proceed with this solution.

  1. Type “chrome://settings” in the address bar of Google Chrome and press Enter. This will open the browser’s settings.

  1. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced”.

  1. Once the Advanced menu has expanded, under the section of “Privacy and Security”, click on “Clear browsing data”.

  1. Another menu will pop up confirming the items you want to clear along with the date. Select “All time”, check all options, and click “Clear browsing data”.

  1. Restart your browser after doing all the operations and check if the problem at hand got solved. You can first try with only clearing cache and cookies. If this doesn’t work, you can go ahead and reset everything and try again.

Solution 3: Reinstalling Chrome or using another browser

If both the above methods don’t work, you should reinstall your Chrome browser and see if using the new version fixes the problem for you. There are hundreds of cases where some modules of the browser may be corrupt or may not be configured correctly. Reinstalling will fix that problem for you.

  1. Press Windows + R, type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box and press enter.
  2. Here all the applications installed on your computer will be listed. Right-click on ‘Google Chrome’ and select Uninstall. Once the application is uninstalled, navigate to Google Chrome’s official website using another browser or device, and install it.

If this doesn’t work, you can go ahead and try another alternate browser. Try browsers like Firefox, Opera etc.

Note: You should also try changing your network and trying again. There are numerous cases where the problem lies in the network instead of the browser on your computer.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin Arrows is a highly experienced and knowledgeable technology specialist with over a decade of industry experience. He holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and has a deep passion for staying up-to-date on the latest tech developments. Kevin has written extensively on a wide range of tech-related topics, showcasing his expertise and knowledge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. His contributions to the tech field have been widely recognized and respected by his peers, and he is highly regarded for his ability to explain complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.