How To: Chrome Privacy and Security Settings


Google Chrome has security measures in place to help protect you as you browse the web.

Follow these steps to adjust these settings:

  1. Click the drop-down menu from the right side of the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. Select Show advanced settings at the bottom of the web page.
  • Phishing and malware protection
    This option is enabled by default in the Privacy section. When enabled, Google Chrome warns you if it detects that the site you’re trying to visit is suspected of phishing or containing malware.
  • SSL certificates and settings
    Click Manage certificates in the HTTPS/SSL section to manage your SSL certificates and settings.
  • Web content settings
    Click Content settings in the Privacy section to adjust your permissions for cookies, images, JavaScript, plug-ins, pop-ups, and location sharing. All web content, except for pop-ups, are allowed by default. For more information about cookies, see the Managing Browser Cookies how to article.

3. Click Close when you’re done, if you’re using Windows or Linux.

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Jared Howe

Jared Howe is PRIVATE WiFi’s Senior Manager, Product Marketing Communications. Working in high tech for over 15 years, Jared currently lives in Seattle with his wife, daughter, and their two cats.

3 Responses

  1. I used to be a pretty big fan of Google Chrome. I thought it was the best browser out there, and I used it for everything.

    But then, I started to get paranoid about my privacy. It’s not that I didn’t think Google wasn’t trustworthy; it’s that I just wanted more control over how my data was being used by third-party websites.

  2. Limit tracking cookies: Cookies are small files that websites can store on your computer so they can remember things like your preferences or which pages you have visited. They can also be used to track you as you navigate around the internet. If you’re worried about this, you can visit chrome : / / settings / content / cookies in your browser and use the Manage Exceptions button to prevent certain sites from storing cookies on your computer.

  3. Richard Lane says:

    I’m always on the lookout for new ways to keep my information safe and secure. I’ve found that the Chrome browser has some great options that can help you do just that.

    Here are some of my favorite privacy-protecting settings:

    1. Enable Incognito Mode

    2. Limit Data Collection

    3. Disable Web RTC

    4. Change Search Engine

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