Security and privacy policies

For administrators who manage Chrome browser or Chrome OS devices for a business or school.

Here are just some of the policies you can enforce to protect your Chrome users' privacy and data security. Review the policies below. Then click the links to enforce them from your preferred platform.

If you're just getting started, see Understand Chrome policy management.

Chrome security policies

These policies can help protect your users and their data from exposure to harmful software or other threats.

Policy description Steps for your platform
Control the use of Chrome Remote Desktop.   Windows Mac  

Force users to sign in to their corporate account to use Chrome Browser on managed computers.

Makes sure that policies you set in the Google Admin console are enforced.

  Windows Mac  
Prevent users from downloading potentially harmful files by enforcing Google Safe Browsing warnings.   Windows Mac Linux
Protect users from untrusted sites by turning on site isolation. Admin console Windows Mac Linux
Allowlist or blocklist sites users can visit. Admin console Windows Mac Linux

Chrome privacy policies

You can disable these policies to prevent information your users enter in Chrome from being sent to Google.

Form autofill 

Disable this policy to prevent Chrome from saving information users enter in forms, such as names, addresses, and phone numbers.

Enforce from:

  • Admin console—Chromeand thenSettingsand thenUsers & browsersand thenForm auto-fill
  • Windows Group Policy—Enable AutoFIll
  • Mac, Linux preference name—AutoFillEnabled 

Policy details for Windows, Mac, and Linux: AutoFillEnabled

Google Translate

Disable this policy to prevent Chrome from offering page translations in languages that are not specified in a user's Language settings.  

Enforce from:

  • Admin console—Chromeand thenSettingsand thenUsers & browsersand thenGoogle Translate
  • Windows Group policy—Enable Translate
  • Mac, Linux preference name—TranslateEnabled

Policy details for Windows, Mac, and Linux: TranslateEnabled

Metrics reporting

Disable this policy to prevent Chrome from reporting usage metrics, crash reports, and other diagnostic data back to Google.

Enforce from:

  • Admin console—Chromeand thenSettingsand thenDeviceand thenAnonymous metric reporting
  • Windows Group Policy—Enable reporting of usage and crash related data
  • Mac, Linux preference name—MetricsReportingEnabled

Policy details for Windows, Mac, and Linux: MetricsReportingEnabled

Password manager

Disable this policy to prevent Chrome from saving users’ passwords.

Enforce from:

  • Admin console—Chromeand thenSettingsand thenUsers & browsersand thenPassword manager
  • Windows Group policy—Enable saving passwords to the password manager
  • Mac, Linux preference name—PasswordManagerEnabled

Policy details for Windows, Mac, and Linux: PasswordManagerEnabled

Search suggestions

Disable this policy to prevent Chrome from using a prediction service to help complete web addresses or search terms, when users type in the address bar.

Enforce from:

  • Admin console—Chromeand thenSettingsand thenUsers & browsersand thenSearch suggest
  • Windows Group policy—Enable search suggestions
  • Mac, Linux preference name—SearchSuggestEnabled

Policy details for Windows, Mac, and Linux: SearchSuggestEnabled

Spell check

Disable this policy to prevent Chrome from using Google's online spell-checking service to suggest spelling corrections on corporate devices.

Enforce from:

  • Admin console—Chromeand thenSettingsand thenUsers & browsersand thenSpell check service
  • Windows Group policy—Enable or disable spell checking web service
  • Mac, Linux preference name—SpellCheckServiceEnabled

Policy details for Windows, Mac, and Linux:SpellCheckServiceEnabled

Configuring Google Safe Browsing, downloads and password settings

To learn the best practices to lock down your Chrome OS devices, watch this how-to demo video

Configuring Google Safe Browsing, downloads and password settings

More policies

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