Is it possible to disable the synchronisation between Google Webpages and Chrome?

I mean: If you login to your gmail account you are also logged in Chrome and vice-versa. To be clear I don't ask if you can disable the password sync but indeed how you disable the "login sync".

  • There's no "login in Chrome". There's login in Google services and it's an all or nothing situation. Meaning: When you use Gmail, Youtube, Google Drive, etc. youŕe logged in all Google services and when you logoff you're then logged off of all Google services. – user931000 Sep 14 '18 at 15:42
  • Not a "dude" and no longer here. Enough to say the sync feature is automatic in Chrome. Bye. – user931000 Sep 14 '18 at 16:22
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    Sorry, I didn't want to offend you. Didn't looked at you're username... – Sebi2020 Sep 14 '18 at 16:58
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    +1 because this is a perfectly good question imo. Google very recently changed Chrome's behavior - logging into Chrome used to be optional (you only had to do it if you wanted sync), now it's automatic when you log into any Google service. See blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/… – Medo42 Sep 23 '18 at 22:37

Google Chrome now logs you into the browser whenever you log into a google service. You can disable this controversial feature by opening the following URL in Chrome:


Find the flag called "Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar" and set it to "Disabled". Note that there is no guarantee that this option will remain in the future.

Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17942723

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  • Works great! One strange outcome is that my user inside Chrome now shows up as "Saratoga" with a horse head? – Colin Smillie Sep 24 '18 at 14:34
  • I can't get this to work on Chrome for macOS – William Mar 25 '19 at 18:27
  • If you search by Strg+F, enter: Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar – Sebi2020 Aug 2 '19 at 12:03

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