You can improve your browsing experience with privacy settings. For example, when you visit a web page, Chrome can use a web service to automatically load pages based on the page’s links.
Most of these settings are turned on by default, but you can choose which you'd like to turn on or off.
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
- To the right of the address bar, tap More Settings.
- Tap Privacy and security.
- Tap the feature that you want to update:
- Preload pages for faster browsing: Chrome can look up the addresses of all links on a web page in advance, so that any links you click on the web page will load faster. Websites can also pre-load the links that you might click on next.
- 'Do Not Track': You can include a 'Do Not Track' request with your browsing traffic. However, the effect depends on whether a website responds to the request. Many websites can still collect and use your browsing data.
- Clear browsing data: You have control over your browsing data, like your browsing history and saved form entries. You can clear all browsing data or just some from a specific time period.
- Safe Browsing protects you and your device from dangerous sites: get an alert whenever Chrome detects that the websites you visit could be harmful. When you visit a website, Chrome checks it against a list of websites stored on your computer that are known to be harmful. If the website matches anything on the list, your browser sends a partial copy of the address to Google to find out if it's a risky site. Find out more about Safe Browsing protection.
- Access payment methods.
- Read the finer details of how we treat your information in our Privacy Notice.
- You can choose which Google features you use in Chrome for more privacy options.
If you use a Chromebook at work or school, your network administrator might apply some of these privacy settings for you, in which case you can't change them yourself. Learn about using a managed Chromebook.