Google Chrome: Here are some Chrome settings you should know

Madhu Balaji | | Updated on: Jul 20, 2022
Chrome Settings for safe browsing

Chrome Settings for safe browsing | Photo Credit: Mst Akhi Alamgir

Chrome lets users run a ‘safety check’

Google Chrome is used by over 2.65 billion individuals as the primary web browser, according to reports. The tech giant has been focusing on the possibility of enhancing safe browsing and has announced security updates on iOS.

Chrome settings you should know

Site permissions

Chrome lets users restrict websites from accessing their details, such as location, microphone and camera. To disable access, users have to visit site settings within Privacy and security.

Google Chrome: Site Permissions

Google Chrome: Site Permissions

Google Chrome: Site Permissions

Google Chrome: Site Permissions

Secure DNS and Connections

Some websites may not have secure connections. Users have to choose ‘always use secure connections’ and ‘use secure DNS’ under ‘security’ settings to ward off malicious attacks.

Google Chrome: Secure DNS and connections

Google Chrome: Secure DNS and connections

Pop-ups and Redirects

Google allows users to restrict pop-ups and redirects to other websites. Users can disable pop-ups and redirects under the site settings section.

Google Chrome: Pop-ups and redirects

Google Chrome: Pop-ups and redirects

Third-party cookies

Users can block third-party cookies under ‘cookies and other site data’ under the content head of the privacy and security section.

Google Chrome: Third-party cookies

Google Chrome: Third-party cookies

Background apps

Chrome, by default, runs all its apps in the background even when it is closed. Users can disable them via ‘system’ settings on Chrome.

Google Chrome: Control background apps

Google Chrome: Control background apps

Google Chrome offers ‘enhanced protection’ for safe browsing. The feature also warns users when their passwords are expos ed in a data breach.

Google Chrome offers enhanced protection

Google Chrome offers enhanced protection

Users can run a safety check on the browser by selecting ‘Check now’ under the privacy and settings tab.

Run a safety check on Chrome

Run a safety check on Chrome

Published on July 20, 2022
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