Google Chrome’s privacy settings uses your browsing information in order to improve your web experience when you are online. These settings are turned on by default. You can turn these settings off by following instructions below:
Turn off a privacy setting
- Click the Chrome Menu (customize and control Google Chrome) on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings on the Chrome Menu.
- Click on the Show advanced settings.
- Under Privacy section, uncheck the boxes that you no longer want. Google will not receive any Turned off privacy settings information.
Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors
With this feature turned on you can get suggestion for alternative websites you are trying to reach. Google Chrome sends Google the URL of the website that you’re trying to reach to offer you alternative suggestions.
Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box
When you start writing in the address bar, suggested phrases or URLs will show to complete what you’re typing. These predictions will be based on related web searches, your browsing history and other favorite websites. Google Chrome sends the text that you type in the address bar to your default search engine which provides a prediction service.
Predict network actions to improve page load performance
Google Chrome uses an IP address to load a website. When you visit a website, Google Chrome will look up the IP addresses of all its links and preload ones that you might navigate to next. Websites can use prerendering technology to load links more quickly. With this feature on, websites may set and read their own cookies as if you had visited their pages.
Automatically report details of possible security incidents to Google
Harmful or unsafe websites will be detected easily by Google Chrome Browser. Google Chrome may ask to send information about these sites when detected to Google to improve the quality of Safe Browsing.
Enable phishing and malware protection
Google Chrome will alert you whenever you visit a harmful website or a page by sending a partial information about the page you are visiting to check whether it is risky or not!
Use a web service to help resolve spelling errors
When this feature is on, Google Chrome will be able to use spell-checking technology by sending the text that you wrote to Google’s servers.
Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google
Whenever Google Chrome crashes it will send crash reports about files, applications and services running to Google.
Send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic
You can include a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic when you visit a Website. None of the personal or system information is sent with your request to not be tracked.
Enable “Ok Google” to start a voice search
Saying “OK Google” on a new tab page will start a search or other voice commands on Google Chrome.