How to Safeguard Yourself From Google

Clear Browsing History on Google Chrome

Warning: Do you know Google is spying on your activity?

If not

Then this article is just for you

If you already know this, you should secure your privacy and sensitive data from Google.

In this article, I am going to give complete clear cut information on How Google is spying on you, me, and all the people on the internet

And

Once you complete this blog post, you will find the PERFECT ANSWER for your question

How can I delete browsing history records on Google Chrome?

Let’s see How Google is following your activities and Browsing data?

Every day from waking up to till sleep, you, me, and everyone are using google applications such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Account, Google Keep, and many more which are free of cost.

Do you think Google is Dumb enough to provide these valuable applications free of cost?

Noooo…

Google is providing these applications at free of cost only to collect valuable data from users through these free applications in form of Cookies, Caches, images, audio recording, etc.,

Always think while allowing free applications to access your device data…they may steal your sensitive information related to your bank or private space.

Google is not one who steals your data, it only monetizes your data by providing personalized advertising settings to its customers.

Let’s have a look How Google is using our browsing and online activities.

After collecting the user data, Google will create a customer profile based on information such as Name, Age, Interests, needs, shopping habits, and your behavior patterns based on browsing activities, Google map location activities, etc.

After creating a customer profile, Google will show your data such as age, interests, location, and behavior patterns to its clients while selecting their Target audience in Google Adwords.

Let’s see an example to get this

Let’s consider you are a cricket lover, you are watching Previous IPL matches highlights on YouTube
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From your watch history, Google will store your interest in Cricket.

Whenever Cricket-based OTT platforms like HotStar want to run ads to increase their user base. Google will show Cricket Lover as Audience Interests.

If Google Advertiser selects audience Interest as Cricket, Google Adword will show Cricket related ads such as OTT subscriptions or Products related to cricket such as T-shirts or Cricket kit.

This is the Science behind the ads that are displaying on your screen like Hutch Dog.

As in the above-mentioned example, Google is monetizing the complete data of its users.

So

It is always better to secure your privacy by deleting the Google chrome browsing history and stopping Google from spying on your online activities.

I hope you understood, How Google is following your activities.

Let’s go through the ways to protect your privacy:

  1. Deleting Google Browsing History
    • Method to delete browsing History on PC
    • Procedure to delete Browsing History records on Apple Devices like Ipad/ iPhone
    • Approaches to delete Browsing History on Android Smartphone
  2. Modifying Google setting to automatically delete perusing history
  3. Google Chrome settings to auto clear browsing history on exit

1. Deleting Google Browsing History

A. Method to Delete Browsing History on PC?

  • Open Google Chrome on your PC or Laptop.
  • Click on 3 vertical speck appearing on the right top corner of the Google Chrome tab
  • Hover on History, it will show your recent browsing records along with the option to open complete browsing history.
  • Click on HISTORY or CTRL+H to open complete history
  • If you want to delete specific website details, you can delete them by selecting the Particular URL through CheckBox and pressing the Delete button which appears on the top right corner.
  • If you want to clear the entire browsing history within a specific Time Range, you can do it by opening the dialog box with the Time Range option by pressing ( Ctrl Shift+Delete) and choose the time range from the drop-down to clear the browsing history within a specific time range, then click Clear Data which appear at bottom of the Dialog box
  • If you think to delete complete Browsing record data, select ALL-TIME options in Time Range Drop Down.
  • In Advanced Tab, you will find options to clear everything on Chrome from Download to auto form filling data.
  • To clear to Complete Data, follow the instructions mentioned in step E.

B. How to Delete Browsing History records on Android Mobile

  • Open the Google Chrome app on your Android Mobile.
  • Tap on the 3 vertical specks in the upper right-hand region of the mobile display.
  • Select “History” from the sidebar option which will take you to the complete browsing History
  • Tap “Clear Browsing Data…” at the highest point of the screen.
  • Choose how much browsing record you want to clear in the drop-down menu close to “Time range”.
  • Select types of data such as Browsing data, Cookies and Site Data, and Cached Images and files you want to erase from your Google History.
  • Tap on Clear Data which is appearing at the bottom right corner of the mobile display
  • If you want to delete advanced data such as Saved passwords, Autofill data, and site settings, Tap on Advanced Tab and follow the above-mentioned instructions.

C. How to Delete Browsing History records on Apple devices {Ipad/ Iphone}

  • Open Google Chrome on your Apple Mobile or Tab.
  • Tap on 3 vertical specks at the bottom right of the display
  • Tap on Clear Browsing Data. which is appearing at the bottom of the History window,
  • Check the Browsing History box if it is not already checked.
  • Check any other data item boxes that you are thinking to clear from your Google history records.
  • Tap on Clear Data to delete browsing data on your Apple Devices ( Ipad or iPhone)

2. Modifying Google setting to automatically delete browsing history

To enable auto-delete options on Google Chrome on any device. Follow the below-mentioned instructions:

  • Go to https://myactivity.google.com/activitycontrols
  • Enable auto deletion for web and app activity by tapping on the Slide button
  • Make sure to check the options below regarding the type of data you want to auto-delete. As per my advice please enable auto-delete for all type of data
  • Tap or click on Auto Delete( on) to select the Time-Frequency for Auto deletion ( from Last 3 month to last 36 months)

By following the above instructions, you can enable auto activity deletion on Google chrome.

Let’s move on to the next step

3. How to delete the browsing history of the Google chrome on exit

As you know deleting Browsing history and site data regularly will be difficult, so you can make it automated by following the below instructions to delete browsing history on exit.

  • Open the Google Chrome browsing applications on your device
  • Pick Settings option on the Drop-Down menu that appears
  • Go to the Privacy and Security section and choose Cookies and Site Data options, It will show you general settings options
  • Under General Settings, you will find Toggle Button next to “Clear Cookies and Site Data you quit Chrome”. Enable that Toggle button
  • Now Google chrome will delete your browsing data you quit or close the Chrome

In these above-mentioned methods, you can safeguard your privacy and sensitive data from Google Chrome, and cyberattacks.

I wish, this blog post will help you in protecting your privacy. If you find this article useful, please share it with your friends and family members to protect them from Cyberattacks.

Written by Arnaud Gilbert
Arnaud Gilbert is a technical writer and spent most of his time researching and writing about technical stuff. Its a hobby for Arnaud to write about the technological arena. He starts from basic and ends up giving you full knowledge about what he is writing. He writes well and his writings are also full of information and can clear the concept of any reader.