Browser Privacy Controls
The Chrome browser is widely used and has many privacy and security features for its users for safe browsing. Now, Chrome lets the user control the information they share online and with the browser, keeping information private from everyone.
Maintaining Privacy in Chrome
1. Privacy Settings. You can control some of the information you share online via the privacy settings button. To modify your privacy settings, try the following:
- Open Chrome Menu button in the browser’s far right corner to select ‘settings’.
- Select the ‘show advanced settings’ from the setting menu.
- You’ll have all your privacy settings on the screen. Click ‘basic privacy settings’ and tick or untick all the desired boxes to enable or disable malware protection, etc.
- You can also access ‘specific settings’ to modify settings, including when web pages can acquire your location. Simply click ‘content settings’ to change all this.
2. Deleting Browser History. Chrome keeps track of all the websites you visit by storing them in the browsing history. To delete little to all of the browsing history data for privacy, do this:
- From the browser’s menu, click the ‘History’ button.
- All your previously browsed history will appear. Check the box present before the URL that requires deletion.
- Then press ‘remove selected items’ and continue.
- Your selections will be deleted from the history.
3. Incognito Mode. If you want even more privacy, you can use the incognito mode that doesn’t retain browsing history or store cookies. Here’s how to enable it:
- Click Chrome menu on the far right corner of the browser. Click on the ‘new incognito window’.
- You’ll have an incognito window on the screen where you can use the browser just like you usually do, but in private mode.
- Keep in mind that an Incognito window doesn’t make the browser more secure than it already was. So, don’t view websites that aren’t safe, even in incognito mode.