Chrome has many features you can use, like Chrome sync or Safe Browsing. You can change which Chrome features you use at any time.
You can use Chrome and Google Account settings to choose the privacy settings that are right for you. Learn more about how to choose your privacy settings in Chrome.
Change your sync settings
When you turn on sync, all your profile information, like bookmarks, history, and passwords, automatically saves to your Google Account. You can find your Chrome info on all your devices.
If you don't want to sync everything, you can change what info is saved.
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- Click You and Google Sync and Google services.
- Under “Sync,” click Manage what you sync.
- Turn off Sync everything.
- Turn off any data you don’t want synced to your account.
About other Google services
- Allow Chrome sign-in: When you sign in to your Google Account, through a service like Gmail, you’ll be automatically signed in to Chrome. By turning this off, you can sign in to Google sites like Gmail without automatically being signed in to Chrome. Learn more about how to sign out of Chrome.
- Autocomplete searches and URLs: If Google is your default search engine, Chrome may send the text you type in the address bar to Google to get suggested search terms. These suggestions are based on related web searches, your browsing history and popular websites.
- Help improve Chrome's features and performance: Help us prioritize the features and improvements 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 you visit. Chrome usage statistics includes information about the web pages you visit and your usage of them if "Make searches and browsing better" is turned on. When you visit a website, Chrome checks it against a list of websites stored on your computer that are known to be safe. If the website does not match anything on the list, Chrome sends the URL to Google to find out if you're visiting a risky site.
- Enhanced spell check: Use the same spell-checking technology in Chrome as Google Search. Chrome sends the text you typed to Google. Learn how to turn Chrome Spell Check on and off.
- 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 info, contact your administrator.