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I have recently updated to Google Chrome 29.0.1547.76. And when I click a the new tab button there is a new homepage now. Ok. My current settings forbid from third party cookies being set. And I clear all of my browsing data every time I close or well if its been too long browsing. Ok so there is this help dialog that appears first time you open the new tab page.

What I did was Cleared all my browsing settings (From Beginning of time) and then again I went to the new tab, the Help dialog appears. And for the third time I did the same and the Same thing Happened. So For the fourth time I cleared all my Browsing data. Clicked open new tab and then.

navigate myself to chrome://settings/cookies. and there were

Google Privacy

So does this mean google is tracking our web History just for using Chrome. I know Its not Illegal because these cookies only appear when you click the new tab Google Chrome 29.0.1547.76. maybe that was the reason google redesigned the entire New:tab page. From this Google is forcing us to allow them track us. I don't want to set another page as my new:tab page. I just want the old one.

Google has a long History of invading Privacy without users consent. There was that Safari incident. I am sure you people remember.

So can anyone tell me about this issue? I maybe wrong. So please explain.


migration rejected from Nov 4 '13 at 18:24

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closed as off-topic by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, nc4pk, Carl B, Moses, Shekhar Nov 4 '13 at 18:24

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  • "This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center." – nc4pk, Moses, Shekhar
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@Anoyon-12 - Google Chrome has the capbility to link to your Google account thus it requires Google cookies. I would guarantee you these cookies are not new. – Ramhound Sep 30 '13 at 18:56
This isn't really a question that we can answer. 1) You seem to misunderstand what "3rd Party Cookies" are. 2) Your specific question is unclear. Do you want to revert to the old screen (there's already a question for that)? Or are you just looking to chat about the new New:tab page and Google's choice to use Google cookies in their browser (also off-topic)? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 30 '13 at 19:31
FYI: A stock Chrome 29.0.1547.76 does NOT act this way for me (just tested it, Windows 7 64-bit). Even if I'm logged into Google via Chrome, it still doesn't behave as you explain. What's your home page set to? Any add-ons loaded? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 30 '13 at 20:12

yes google can track us by its browser and its search engine if you have chrome browser and you have logged in using you gmail account then even if you do not visit any google sites you can be tracked for your web history and your extentions that you are using etc..

if you do not want to be tracked then either sign out from chrome or use private browsing

Your answer is extremely inaccurate, misleading and is not supported by the facts. – Mxx Oct 20 '13 at 9:48