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How to View Site Information and Settings in Chrome Computer

Learn how to view the site certificate info and configure site settings on the Chrome computer. It helps in authenticity and makes the specific site settings.

The Google Chrome browser allows the user to check the connection status and security between the browser and the web server. You can check the security certificate and its validity to confirm the connection is secured. It also offers the option to customize the site-specific settings to enable or disable the services the site can access.

View Site Info and Settings on Chrome browser

We often rely on authentic and trusted sites to search for information online or make purchases. The site information menu within the Google Chrome browser will help identify and validate the website’s authenticity.

It helps check the secured connection, certificate validity, security, and many other parameters that are not visible to the naked eye. If the connection is secured, then it will display a padlock sign, else will pop the insecure site warning.

Along with site security details, Google Chrome also offers Site Settings that help to customize the site permissions to various options within the browser.

Options like sound, microphone, camera, notification, and other valuable features are available within the browser under site settings.

View Site Information

As mentioned, to view site information, the site information feature helps alert the insecure connections and read the site information like certificate details, etc. If one knows where is site settings in Chrome, half the work is done!

Here are the steps to view site information of any site:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on your computer.
  2. Open the Website where you want to check the information.
  3. Click on the Padlock padlock icon within the URL bar.
  4. Check if the site connection is secure or not.
  5. Choose the Certificate open for more information on validation.
    View Site Certificate Information in Chrome Computer

This will help you view site information like certificate, security, authentication, validity, etc., to ensure the site is legit.

Site Certificate Details in Chrome Computer

This is what the certificate information looks like in the Chrome browser on the computer. You can read the issuer’s name, organization, validity, and all other details to verify the authenticity.

Change Site Settings

Within the site details pop-up box, you can adjust the site settings in Chrome to enable or disable the permissions concerning the current site.

Here are the steps to change the site settings:

  1. Launch Chrome app on your computer.
  2. Open the Website where you want to check the information.
  3. Click on the Padlock padlock icon within the URL bar.
  4. Choose the Site Settings menu for customization.
    Site Settings Information and Configuration in Chrome Computer

This will help you to change the site-related settings like sound, notification, microphone, etc., to customize the site settings Chrome specific to the website.

You can also clear the cookies and cache data for the selected site and even reset the permissions settings.

Bottom Line

The Google Chrome feature for alerting about insecure sites is outstanding. It helps verify the website’s authenticity and credibility by allowing us to view the network connection certificate. Especially when visiting the payment gateways or merch sites, we need to ensure that the connection between our browser and the host server is encrypted end-to-end.

Site settings help you manage all the permission you have given to a particular page. You can block the permission at any time, such as camera microphone, location, etc., so the site won’t be able to use such information.

Similarly, you can view the site information and permissions in the Chrome Android browser. Though we do not see all the options as we do in the Chrome computer browser, it’s limited to a few services and permissions.

What is your current setup for all the site permissions on a Chrome computer? Do you block any service access to our blog?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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