How to Prevent Website Tracking While Using Chrome: 3 Methods

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  • 3 July 2024
  • 9 mins read

The vast majority of websites, around 79%, track users' online activities, often without their explicit permission. 

This practice compromises your privacy and raises concerns about data security and potential misuse. 

Taking steps to limit website tracking on Chrome is important for maintaining control over personal information and lowering the risks associated with online tracking.

This blog will show you how to stop websites from tracking your information on Chrome. 

How Do Websites Collect My Information in Chrome?


Websites store small files on your browser to remember your actions and preferences.

Browser Fingerprinting

Websites gather information about your device and browser to create a unique identifier.

IP Address Tracking

Websites track your IP address to determine your location and track your online activities.

Tracking Pixels

Tiny, invisible web page images or emails send information about your interactions back to servers.

Form Data

Websites collect information you enter into forms, such as your name and email address.

Third-Party Trackers

Websites use third-party services to gather data about your browsing habits across different sites.

Why Is It Important to Stop Website Tracking Chrome?

Website tracking is when websites monitor your activity online, such as the pages you visit, the links you click, and the time you spend on each page. Here's why it is important to stop website tracking on Chrome.

Protect Your Privacy

Website tracking can collect a lot of personal information about you, like your browsing habits, interests, and even location. Stopping tracking helps keep your personal information private.

Reduce Targeted Ads

Tracking is used to show you ads that are tailored to your interests. By stopping tracking, you can reduce the number of personalized ads you see, making your browsing experience less intrusive.

Prevent Data Misuse

Collected data can be sold or shared with third parties without your knowledge. By stopping tracking, you minimize the risk of your information being misused or ending up in the wrong hands.

Enhance Online Security

Stopping tracking can also help protect you from malicious activities, including phishing or identity theft, by reducing the information available to potential attackers.

Improve Browsing Speed

Tracking scripts can slow down your browsing experience. By blocking these trackers, you can enjoy faster loading times and a smoother experience on the web.

3 Easy Ways to Stop Website Tracking Chrome

  1. Adjust Chrome Settings

Step 1: Go to Chrome and click on the 3 dots option.

Go to Chrome and click on the 3 dots option

Step 2: Go to settings.

Go to settings

Step 3: Click on the “Privacy and Security” option.

Click on the “Privacy and Security” option

Step 4: Go to the “Third-Party” cookies option.

Go to the “Third-Party” cookies option

Step 5: Select the “Block third-party cookies” option.

Select the “Block third-party cookies” option
  1. Send Do Not Track Requests

In Settings, go to “Privacy and Security.”

go to “Privacy and Security.”

Turn on the "Send a 'Do Not Track' request.

Turn on the "Send a 'Do Not Track' request
  1. Enable Safe Browsing

Step 1: Go to Settings > Privacy and Security and Security. 

Go to Settings > Privacy and Security and Security

Step 2: Enable "Enhanced protection" under Safe Browsing.

Enable "Enhanced protection" under Safe Browsing

2 More Tips to Stop Website Tracking Chrome 

  1. Use Incognito Mode

Browsing in Incognito Mode ensures that Chrome does not save your browsing history, cookies, or website data after you close the session.

browsing in incognito
  1. Regularly Clear Browsing Data

Clear cookies and website data periodically.

Step 1: Go to Settings then click on the “Privacy and Security” option. Click on the “Delete Browsing Data” option.

Go to Settings then click on the “Privacy and Security” option

Step 2: Choose a time range and make sure "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files" are selected. Regularly clearing this data can help remove trackers.

Choose a time range and make sure "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files" are selected

With these steps, you can significantly reduce website tracking in Chrome and enhance your online privacy.

Taking these simple steps like changing settings in Chrome won't fully protect your privacy from online tracking. 

PurePrivacy offers stronger defenses by hiding your IP, blocking trackers everywhere, and encrypting your data, making it much harder for anyone to follow your online activities.

Protect Your Privacy by Avoiding Website Tracking in Chrome

PurePrivacy helps you see how your data is stored and tracked online and how to stop it. 

It's an all-in-one tool for better privacy management.

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How Does PurePrivacy Work:

Get Comprehensive Data Protection

Block unwanted information sharing across all domains, ensuring your personal information stays private and secure.

Utilize Advanced Tracker Blocking

Prevent known third-party trackers from collecting and sharing your information with advertisers, reducing targeted ads and enhancing your privacy.

Implement Website and Domain Blocking

It easily blocks specific websites or domains that track your activity, giving you greater control over your online experience.

Activate Real-Time Privacy Monitoring

Track how your data is stored and used in real-time, making you aware about privacy settings.

Enable Customizable Sharing Controls

Decide whether or not to share your data with websites and apps, giving you full control over your personal information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can website tracking on Chrome lead to data leaks?


    When websites track your activities, they collect a lot of personal information. If these websites experience a data breach, your data could be leaked to unauthorized parties.

  • What are the privacy concerns with data collected through website tracking on Chrome?


    When websites track you, they collect information like what you look at online, your interests, and where you're located. PurePrivacy stops these trackers from following you around, so your browsing habits and personal information stay private and safe.

  • Can advertisers misuse data collected through tracking on Chrome?


    Yes, advertisers can misuse the data collected to create detailed profiles of you, which can be used for intrusive targeted advertising and potentially manipulative practices.

  • How does website tracking on Chrome affect my online security?


    Tracking scripts can be used by hackers to sneak viruses or trick you into revealing personal information. PurePrivacy stops these harmful trackers, making your online activities safer and more secure.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

Protect Your Online Privacy!

With PurePrivacy, you can protect your information from websites that can see your information on Chrome. This keeps your browsing safe and private.

It's important to keep your information safe online. 

With PurePrivacy on Chrome, you decide which websites can see your information. 

It's all about keeping your personal information private and making sure you stay safe on the internet.