Access and Adjust Google Chrome Privacy Settings on Macbook Air
Edited by Thor, Leomar Umpad, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow! In this video we are going to show you how to access and adjust the privacy settings on your Macbook air while using Google chrome.
First thing we need to do is to click on the Chrome button.
Then, go down to Settings option which is in the Preferences - click on that.
Now, we are on the Settings page.
We need to go down and we need to go to the Advanced Settings because this is privacy and it's considered an advanced setting.
Here, we have a number of options.
There are simple options such as use a web service to help resolve navigation errors, we can enable phishing and malware protection , and things like these which are the basic requirements for the setting.
If we want to go a little deeper, we need to click Content Settings.
We click Content Settings.
We now have wider range of Privacy options.
Other options include "All cookies and site data".
We can click on it. This shows you, actually, who is collecting your information. It is very useful to see this and I think you will be slightly surprised.
You click "Remove all" if you do not need this data anymore but it can be very interesting.
Click "Done" to return.
Now, we have other options:
"Handlers" - click to always allow your handlers access to you.
"Plug-ins" - recommended option.
"Pop-ups" - recommended option, again.
It's always a good idea to follow the advice. Do not allow Pop-ups because normally they are malicious.
"Location" - this is your personal choice.
It is recommended that you give permission for websites to track you and this is a smart idea. Allowing any website to track you in physical location is very much an invasion of your personal space and privacy.
Other options such as Notifications, Full screen and Mouse Cursor.
"Media" - the option allows access to your camera and microphone.
This is a very much fundamental part of your personal privacy if a website can access the camera, turn it on or the microphone - whatever it wants. It is very dangerous it could turn it on while you are sleeping or in a doing something compromising - you do not want that to happen.
The other option is, "Unsandboxed plug-in access".
Always allowing access to your sandbox is not a great idea. Follow the recommended option, once again, and have the site ask for your permission. Then you can see if you trust the site or if it's something you need to use but you should always be in control of the information being taken and being recorded about you.
These are the options.
It is good to look at them and not to just blindly use the internet and use these wonderful tools that we have. It is good to try to understand them and try to customize them to your needs in order for you to protect your self and your information.
So this is it.
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Video: Access and Adjust Google Chrome Privacy Settings on Macbook Air
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Recent edits by: Leomar Umpad, Thor