Choose which Google features you use in Chrome

You can make your browsing experience better when you sync and personalise Chrome. Customise your settings to make pages load faster, auto-complete your searches and get your Chrome info on all of your devices.

Change your sync settings

When you turn sync on, all your profile information, such as bookmarks, history and passwords, is saved to your Google Account. You can see your Chrome info on all your devices.

If you don't want to sync everything, you can change what info is saved.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, click Sync and Google services.
  4. Turn off Use sync and all services.
  5. Turn off any data that you don’t want synced to your account.

Let Chrome personalise your browsing experience

For example, when you browse the web, Chrome makes suggestions for websites that you may want to visit. When you turn sync on, Chrome gives you more personalised suggestions.

If you don’t want more personalised suggestions, change your sync and personalisation settings:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, click Sync and Google services.
  4. Turn off Use sync and all services.
  5. Turn off Activity and interactions.

Learn about other Google services

Learn more about your non-personalised services settings below and decide which ones that you want to keep.

  • Auto-complete searches and URLs: These suggestions are based on related web searches, your browsing history and popular websites. If your default search engine provides a suggestion service, Chrome might send the text that you type in the address bar to the search engine.
  • Preload pages for faster browsing and searching: Browsers use an IP address to load a web page. When you visit a web page, Chrome can look up the IP addresses of all the page's links and load the ones that you might navigate to next. If you turn this setting on, websites and any embedded content that are preloaded can set and read their own cookies as if you had visited them, even if you don't.
  • Show suggestions for similar pages when a page can't be found: When you can't connect to a web page, you can get suggestions for other pages like the one you're trying to reach. Chrome sends Google the web address of the page that you're trying to reach to offer you suggestions.
  • Safe Browsing: Get an alert whenever Chrome sees that the website you're going to 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 you're visiting a risky site. Learn more about Safe Browsing protection.
  • Help improve Safe Browsing: Chrome will periodically send some system information and page content to Google so that we know about any threats you encounter. Chrome will also send this data any time that you visit a suspicious site. Learn more about what data helps Chrome get better at blocking harmful downloads and detecting malware.
  • Help improve Chrome's features and performance: Help us prioritise the features and improvements that we should work on by allowing Chrome to send these usage statistics and crash reports automatically to Google. Learn more about usage statistics and crash reports.
  • Make searches and browsing better: Help us improve Chrome and your browsing experience by allowing Google to anonymously collect data about the sites that you visit. For example, Chrome usage and statistics include information about the web pages that you visit and your usage of them if 'Make searches and browsing better' is turned on.
  • Enhanced spell check: Use the same spell-checking technology in Chrome as Google Search. Chrome sends the text that you typed to Google.

Related topics

  • Learn how we treat your information in our Privacy Notice.
  • If you're using 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. For more information, contact your administrator.
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