Browsing Data Lifetime Settings

Configures browsing data lifetime settings for Google Chrome. This policy allows admins to configure (per data-type) when data is deleted by the browser. This is useful for customers that work with sensitive customer data. The policy will only take effect if SyncDisabled is set to true.

The available data types are 'browsing_history', 'download_history', 'cookies_and_other_site_data', 'cached_images_and_files', 'password_signin', 'autofill', 'site_settings' and 'hosted_app_data'.

The browser will automatically remove data of selected types that is older than 'time_to_live_in_hours'. The minimum value that can be set is 1 hour.

The deletion of expired data will happen 15 seconds after the browser starts then every hour while the browser is running.
See for more information about schema and formatting.

Example value:

"time_to_live_in_hours": 24,
"data_types": [
"time_to_live_in_hours": 12,
"data_types": [

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Browsing Data Lifetime Settings

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
Value NameBrowsingDataLifetime
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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