The Simple Privacy Settings is a Chrome privacy and security extension. It is the easiest way to control your browser’s privacy and security settings.
Install The Extension
This extension is available for Google Chrome browser, and users can install it from this Chrome Web Store page. Users of other Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Brave and Opera can also install and use this extension from the above link. We are trying hard to release it for other browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Safari.
Pin on Toolbar
Once you have installed it successfully, you need to pin its icon on the toolbar. Check: How to pin Chrome extension on the toolbar?
Pinning the icon is required only for the Google Chrome. Users of other browsers will notice its icon immediately on the toolbar.
How To Use
Once you have the extension icon on the browser toolbar, as shown in the above screenshot, you are ready to use the Simple Privacy Settings extension.
Click on this icon to launch the extension page, where you can find all the options offered by it.
Nothing complicated, just select or deselect any setting to enable or disable it.
The Simple Privacy Settings extension enables user to easily configure following browser settings:
- Delete All Cookies on exit
- Turn on Do Not Track
- Block Camera Access
- Block Location Access
- Block Microphone Access
- Block Notification Prompts
- Turn off Network Prediction
- Turn off Ping, Beacon and CSP report requests
- Disable Images
- Disable Web Font Requests
- Turn off Auto-fill in forms (name, address, credit card etc.)
- Turn off suggestions in the Omnibox (address bar)
- Don’t use web service to help correct spellings
- Don’t send Client-Hints Headers
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- Block Third-party Cookies
- Disable HTTP Referer Headers
Understand Privacy Settings
Delete All Cookies on Exit
Enable this option to delete all cookies when you exit Chrome. While cookies are essential for functional websites, these are often used for tracking users. You can enable this option to ensure that Chrome deletes all saved cookies when you close it.
Important: This would also log-out you from all the websites. So enable this option with a little caution.
Turn on Do Not Track
When you enable the “Do Not Track” feature, Chrome will send an additional HTTP header (DNT: 1) with all web requests. This tells websites that you don’t want to be tracked. Well, it is upto the websites to honour your this request, so don’t expect much here.
Block Camera and Microphone Access
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