Chrome and Privacy

A major source of comments when the Chrome browser was released in 2008, was the question of privacy. And Google was compared to Big Brother, suspected to collect and store information on users to use it to improve its search engine.

To stop such rumors, the firm, with the latest version of the browser, integrated an extremely comprehensive control panel allowing the user to fully control which information that can be collected.
Recall also that Chrome is an open source software and that programmers can check how work the software, which is also the case with Firefox.

Configuring privacy

Details of parameters related to privacy

DNS-prefetch

This concerns the web site visited rather than the visitor since it stores on your computer IPs corresponding to URLs on the page. That the user will visit only if he click on the links ...

Help us to improve Google Chrome

By providing statistics on your use of the software, you share your privacy. If you do not want, uncheck the box.

Cookie settings

Cookies are programs stored on your computer by sites you visited and that spy you. If you disable them, you can not log on most services requiring a password (it will refuse to register you without saying why). You need at least to select sites allowed to store cookies.

Defining a proxy

It is a good way to browse anonymously because your IP address will not be communicated to the sites visited. It remains to find a proxy.

Google Gears

It stores data locally from a Web service, for example, your emails ... If you do not use a computer that is personal to you, turn off Gears.

SSL certificate

It enables secure connections, such as using a banking service. Absolutely necessary.

Conclusion

By allowing you to control exactly the information you want to share with Google, Chrome becomes whether you want the browser that most respects your privacy.