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On Chrome OS, the website may additionally request verification that the device is eligible to play HD or other high quality content known as Verified Access. Chrome includes a number of identifiers necessary to power features. Where possible, we use non-unique identifiers and remove identifiers when they are no longer needed. Retrieved January 1, Retrieved November 18,

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All mobile versions of the Chrome browser also include a non-unique promotional tag with searches from the omnibox. Chrome OS may also send a non-unique promotional tag to Google periodically including during initial setup and when performing searches with Google. We sometimes conduct limited tests of new features. Chrome includes a seed number that is randomly selected on first run to assign browsers to experiment groups.

Experiments may also be limited by country determined by your IP address , operating system, Chrome version, and other parameters. A list of field trials that are currently active on your installation of Chrome is included in all requests sent to Google.

When you sign in to the Chrome browser or a Chromebook with your Google Account , your personal browsing data is saved on Google's servers and synced with your account. This type of information can include:.

These settings are automatically loaded for you anytime you sign in to Chrome on other computers and devices. To customize the specific information that you synchronize, use the "Settings" menu. For children with Google Accounts created in Family Link, sign-in is required and Chrome Sync cannot be disabled because it provides parent management features, such as website restrictions.

However, children with these accounts can still delete their data and disable synchronization of most data types. When you sync Chrome with your Google Account, we use your browsing data to improve and personalize your experience within Chrome. You can change this setting on your Account History page or manage your private data whenever you like.

If you don't use your Chrome data to personalize your Google experience outside of Chrome, Google will only use your Chrome data after it's anonymized and aggregated with data from other users. Google uses this data to develop new features, products, and services, and to improve the overall quality of existing products and services.

If you would like to use Google's cloud to store and sync your Chrome data but you don't want Google to access the data, you can encrypt all of your synced data with your own sync passphrase. You can limit the information Chrome stores on your system by using incognito mode or guest mode. In these modes, Chrome won't store certain information, such as:. Chrome won't share existing cookies with sites you visit in incognito or guest mode.

Sites may deposit new cookies on your system while you are in these modes, but they'll only be stored and transmitted until you close the last incognito or guest window. When you make changes to your browser configuration, like bookmarking a web page or changing your settings, this information is saved.

These changes are not affected by incognito or guest mode. Permissions you grant in incognito mode are not saved to your existing profile. In incognito mode, you will still have access to information from your existing profile, such as suggestions based on your browsing history and saved passwords, while you are browsing. In guest mode, you can browse without seeing information from any existing profiles. You can set up personalized versions of Chrome for users sharing one device or computer.

Note that anyone with access to your device can view all the information in all profiles. To truly protect your data from being seen by others, use the built-in user accounts in your operating system. Some Chrome browsers or Chromebooks are managed by a school or company. In that case, the administrator has the ability to apply policies to the browser or Chromebook.

Chrome contacts Google to check for these policies when a user first signs in to Chrome or starts browsing without signing in except in guest mode. Chrome checks periodically for updates to policies. An administrator can set up a policy for status and activity reporting for Chrome, including location information for Chrome OS devices. Your administrators may also have the ability to access, monitor, use or disclose data accessed from your managed device.

With Safe Browsing, information about suspicious websites is sent and received between the browser you are using and Google's servers. Your browser contacts Google's servers periodically to download the most recent "Safe Browsing" list, which contains known phishing and malware sites. The most recent copy of the list is stored locally on your system. Google doesn't collect any account information or other personally identifying information as part of this contact.

However, it does receive standard log information , including an IP address and cookies. Each site you visit is checked against the Safe Browsing list on your system. Google cannot determine the real URL from this information. Some versions of Chrome feature Safe Browsing technology that can identify potentially harmful sites and potentially dangerous file types not already known by Google. The full URL of the site or potentially dangerous file might also be sent to Google to help determine whether the site or file is harmful.

Chrome uses Safe Browsing technology to scan your computer periodically, in order to detect unwanted software that prevents you from changing your settings or otherwise interferes with the security and stability of your browser.

If this kind of software is detected, Chrome might offer you the option to download the Chrome Cleanup Tool to remove it. You can choose to send additional data to help improve Safe Browsing when you access a site that appears to contain malware or when Chrome detects unwanted software on your computer. In addition, Safe Browsing protects your Google Account password.

If you enter it on a likely phishing site, Chrome will prompt you to change your Google account password. If you sync your browsing history, Chrome will also flag your Google Account as likely phished.

If you are a Safe Browsing user and you are syncing your Chrome browsing history to your Google account, then, to improve the safety and utility of web feature permissions, Chrome may anonymously report the domains on which you grant, reject, and revoke permissions, or ignore or dismiss permission prompts.

You can always choose to disable the Safe Browsing feature within Chrome. You can use apps, extensions, themes, services and other add-ons with Chrome, including some that may be preinstalled or integrated with Chrome.

Add-ons developed and provided by Google may communicate with Google servers and are subject to the Google Privacy Policy unless otherwise indicated. Add-ons developed and provided by others are the responsibility of the add-on creators and may have different privacy policies. Before installing an add-on, you should review the requested permissions. Add-ons can have permission to do various things, like:. Some add-ons might require access to a unique identifier for digital rights management or for delivery of push messaging.

You can disable the use of identifiers by removing the add-on from Chrome. From time to time, Google might discover an add-on that poses a security threat, violates the developer terms for Chrome Web Store, or violates other legal agreements, laws, regulations, or policies. Chrome periodically downloads a list of these dangerous add-ons, in order to remotely disable or remove them from your system. Information that Google receives when you use Chrome is used and protected under the Google Privacy Policy.

Information that other website operators and add-on developers receive, including cookies , is subject to the privacy policies of those websites. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser.

Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. Other technologies are used for similar purposes as a cookie on other platforms where cookies are not available or applicable, such as the Advertising ID available on Android mobile devices.

Learn more about how Google uses cookies and how Google uses data, including cookies, when you use our partners' sites or apps. You may access some of our services by signing up for a Google Account and providing us with some personal information typically your name, email address and a password.

This account information will be used to authenticate you when you access Google services and protect your account from unauthorized access by others. You can edit or terminate your account at any time through your Google Account settings. Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our sites. These "server logs" typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Here is an example of a typical log entry where the search is for "cars", followed by a breakdown of its parts:.

Cookies can be deleted by users. For Mac OS X There may be a community-supported version for your distribution here. These Terms of Service apply to the executable code version of Google Chrome.

Source code for Google Chrome is available free of charge under open source software license agreements at https: This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out some of the terms of that agreement. Open source software licenses for Google Chrome source code constitute separate written agreements. To the limited extent that the open source software licenses expressly supersede these Universal Terms, the open source licenses govern your agreement with Google for the use of Google Chrome or specific included components of Google Chrome.

Where Additional Terms apply to a Service, these will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that Service. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the Terms.

A clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by Google in the user interface for any Service; or. B by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that Google will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.

Sometimes, these companies will be providing the Services to you on behalf of Google itself. You acknowledge and agree that Subsidiaries and Affiliates will be entitled to provide the Services to you.

You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which Google provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time.

You do not need to specifically inform Google when you stop using the Services. This policy explains how Google treats your personal information, and protects your privacy, when you use the Services. You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content either in whole or in part unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Google or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.

For some of the Services, Google may provide tools to filter out explicit sexual content. These tools include the SafeSearch preference settings see https: In addition, there are commercially available services and software to limit access to material that you may find objectionable.

These guidelines can be viewed online at https: Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with Google, you agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that Google has no obligation to do so on your behalf. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Google, in the manner permitted by the Terms. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions.

You agree to receive such updates and permit Google to deliver these to you as part of your use of the Services. A you have breached any provision of the Terms or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms ; or.

B Google is required to do so by law for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful ; or. C the partner with whom Google offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with Google or ceased to offer the Services to you; or.

D Google is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Services, queries made through the Services or other information.

Google may have no control over any web sites or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than Google. When these changes are made, Google will make a new copy of the Universal Terms available at https: Your use of these other services, software or goods may be subject to separate terms between you and the company or person concerned.

If so, the Terms do not affect your legal relationship with these other companies or individuals. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable. Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms. You and Google agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms.

Notwithstanding this, you agree that Google shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief in any jurisdiction. Extensions are small software programs, developed by Google or third parties, that can modify and enhance the functionality of Google Chrome. Extensions may have greater privileges to access your browser or your computer than regular webpages, including the ability to read and modify your private data.

You agree that such updates will be automatically requested, downloaded, and installed without further notice to you. Google also provides information to Internet service providers , by sending e-mail alerts to autonomous system operators regarding threats hosted on their networks. According to Google, as of September , over 3 billion Internet devices are protected by this service. Safe Browsing also stores a mandatory preferences cookie on the computer [10].

Google Safe Browsing "conducts client-side checks. If a website looks suspicious, it sends a subset of likely phishing and social engineering terms found on the page to Google to obtain additional information available from Google's servers on whether the website should be considered malicious".

Logs, "including an IP address and one or more cookies" are kept for two weeks. They are "tied to the other Safe Browsing requests made from the same device. Websites carrying ads that are infected might be blacklisted by Google Safe Browsing even when the website itself has no malware. Also to request removal from the blacklist requires a webmaster to create a Google Webmasters Tool account and even so, it could take multiple days to be removed.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Google Safe Browsing Screenshot.

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