sparrow concerns

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I've just downloaded the sparrow browser And it IS a screamer.....BUT  I have some concerns about privacy other than data they do and do not collect. Firefox does this and it is really works well. You can have Firefox automatically delete browsing history and local data such as cookies
on exiting the browser. Then all you need is an app that clears tracks, log files, and temp files at shutdown and/or manually, to keep a minimum footprint. There are several out there that do a pretty good job. Anyhow who do I talk to about this?
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Grumpyoldman

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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Sparrow is built from Chrome, so generally what works (or doesn't) on Chrome will (or won't) on Sparrow.  Chrome (and Sparrow) does not have a built-in auto history delete feature, without add-ons.  
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Grumpyoldman

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Well chrome does have an incognito mode which doesn't remember browser history but you can't make it the default mode. Silly Google.. just can't stand not to be in control! And yes I know about the eraser extension. It  performance doesn't suit me
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Raymond Moon Sr.

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Do you need a certain code to get the browser? or is it one code for everyone?
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SonyaA

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yes they send you a code just for you and keep an eye on your email I hear there was quite a few email codes sent 

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SonyaA

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Need to add Roboform to the list of form fillers that work so far mine is working version 7.9.22.2 I synced google account just fine and all my extensions transferred just fine also Bookmark bar is synced so looks just like the chrome I was running before just seems a bit more responsive 
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Settings - More Tools - Clear Browsing Data to clear it manually. It's already there.
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Grumpyoldman

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thanks Bev but  I sometimes forget to do things like that more than I want to admit. That's why I like it done automatically.  I fried my brain from the early 70's - the mid 90's by being a workaholic and an insomniac. It has taken its toll on my memory 
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If you would like to delete cookies on exiting the browser, you may set that option by going to sparrow://settings/content/cookies.  (You can also get there via the 3-dot menu by selecting Settings > Advanced Settings > Content Settings > Cookies.)  I would highly recommend that you install Sparrow with ad blocking enabled, as that also enables the blocking of privacy trackers.
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Grumpyoldman

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Thanks I guess missed it.
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Judge and Jury

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 Automatically delete cookies with whitelist of those you want to keep
 https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookie-autodelete/fhcgjolkccmbidfldomjliifgaodjagh?hl=en
 
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Bev, Champion

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The whole thing is under 1 GB for the installer, then the actual browser which the installer will download.

991 KB for installer and 70 MB for the Browser which is downloaded by the installer when you run it.
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DavidBrowserGuy

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Actually, the browser executable is around 70 MB.
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Bev, Champion

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thanks David, I was gong by the file sizes on my SSD.