To protect your privacy, Google's Chrome browser does not belong to the same league asand a new privacy-oriented browser. It does not protect you from trackers tracking your online history. In May, Google announced that it will soon be introducing new software settings to give you more control over what you share.
However, you do not have to wait for Google to add new privacy policies to get full coverage of other popular browsers. By adding some privacy-related extensions to Chrome, you can block trackers that monitor your browsing activity and make it difficult to "fingerprint" your browser.
Fingerprints are a particularly sophisticated way for advertisers to monitor your web activity: when you visit a web page, your browser and device settings leave clues about you and your system. Taken together, these hints provide a number of unique features that advertisers can use to identify your individual device and then track it without your permission.
Chrome extensions can also be helpful in managing cookies. Websites with small files are stored on your computer to store your website settings such as the address and other personal information.
Social buttons on a web page can also store cookies on your computer. This file, known as a third-party cookie, allows an advertiser to track you through a social button on a page on the Internet.
How To Protect Your Privacy With Some Chrome Extensions.
Manage adding and extensions for Chrome
1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and click on "Extensions" on the left.
2. Use the search box in the upper left corner to enter the name of the desired extension. Below are three Chrome extensions that you can get started with.
3. Find the extension you want in the search results and click Add to Chrome.
4. A dialog box appears, showing what permissions the extension has for your browser. If you agree, click Add extension.
. 5 To manage the extension in Chrome, right-click the "More" menu (it's the one with the three vertical dots), then choose "More Tools" and then "Extensions."
6. On the Extensions page, you can enable or disable an extension, remove it, or click Details to learn more about the extension and its permissions.
Chrome Privacy Starter Kit
Until Google Adds Tools With these privacy-related extensions, you can gain more control over your sharing and site sharing. It's a great way to manage what information web sites collect about you on the web.
Cookie AutoDelete (Chrome extension). This extension automatically deletes unused cookies from your closed tabs and lets you capture them by whitelisting them. After installation, the extension does not delete cookies. You must first enable automatic cleanup so that you can whitelist the cookies you want to keep, for example, to continue your progress in a game.
uBlock Origin (Chrome extension). UBlock Origin uses a collection of third-party and in-house filter lists and is a broadband tracker blocker that does not burden system resources. The extension gives you some control over what you are blocking. You can leave the extension in simple mode – which easily touches the block to avoid damaging Web sites – or choose Medium, Hard, or Nightmare mode, from a sound approach to blocking trackers to blocking of everything is enough – and "creating" the Web almost useless
Privacy Badger (Chrome extension). Privacy Badger from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is looking for third-party trackers to monitor your web browsing and block their ability to track your activity without your permission. Privacy Badger works similar to uBlock Origin but is easier to use. Simple sliders let you control how much or how little you want to block. And if the extension damages a page, you can click the deactivate button to disable it for the site.
Note: You may need to adjust the extension settings if you find that some of your favorite sites behave strangely after activating them.