Choose your privacy settings

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.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Privacy and security," choose what settings to turn off.
    • To control how Chrome handles content and permissions for a site, click Site settings.
    • To delete information from your browsing activity, like your history, cookies, or saved passwords, click Clear browsing data.

Learn about each privacy option from the list below:

  • Preload pages for faster browsing and searching: Browsers use an IP address to load a webpage. When you visit a webpage, Chrome can look up the IP addresses of all the page's links and load the ones 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. 
  • Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic: You can include a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic. However, many websites will still collect and use your browsing data to improve security, provide content, services, ads and recommendations on their websites, and generate reporting statistics.
  • Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved: If you've saved payment methods to Chrome, you can let Chrome offer your saved info to make filling out forms easier. Learn more about how to fill out forms automatically
  • 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 bad. 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 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.
  • Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach: You may get an alert from Chrome if you use a password and username combination that has been compromised in a data leak on a third party website or app.

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