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Piriform/CCleaner is not interested in your passwords or any other personal data.

If they saved anything like that on their servers then they would have to take extra data-protection/data-security measures, it's easier (cheaper) just not to save any of it.

The only personal information saved is your registration/licence details if you have purchased a 'Pro' edition.

They will occasionally collect other stuff, for error/crash reporting etc. but it's not 'personal' and they don't keep it.
You can turn that reporting off if you want to in Options>Privacy.
https://www.ccleaner.com/about/data-factsheet

Of course for this forum the forum software saves your username/password so that you can log in, and the email you used to register here for if you want email notifications about posts, private messages, etc.

As for your browser passwords:

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CCleaner browser imported all my passwords. Should I be concerned they can be accessed by anyone ..

If you save your passwords/logins to your browser (any browser) then anyone with access to your computer account has access to those passwords and logins.
You could consider a password manager that can encrypt them so they are not so easily read, but anyone logged into your computer using your account will be able to access and use them.
If you never let anyone log onto your computer using your account then your browser passwords should be safe enough.
Other user accounts will see their own passwords not yours.

If you ever want to check if your email or paswords (or even your phone number) have been 'acquired' by bad guys then you can check them here:
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords

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https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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@nukecad

You didn't answer my question.

I'm referring the Piriform browser. The lack of transparency regarding their privacy policy regarding their browser leaves me very concerned. 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Hmm said:

@nukecad

You didn't answer my question.

I'm referring the Piriform browser. The lack of transparency regarding their privacy policy regarding their browser leaves me very concerned. 

Yes I did;

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Piriform/CCleaner is not interested in your passwords or any other personal data.

 

That goes for all Piriform/CCleaner products.

There is no lack of transperency in their Privacy Policy, it's all there readily available to read

I gave you a link to the Data Factsheet above, on the right of that page are the links to the detailed policys.
I'll give the three I think you are mainly interested in.

The General Privacy Policy can be found here:
https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/general-privacy-policy

The Consent Policy is here:
https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/consent-policy

The individual Product Policy is here, you'll need to scroll down it to the CCleaner Browser policy:
https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/products-policy

 

 

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https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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26 minutes ago, nukecad said:

Yes I did;

That goes for all Piriform/CCleaner products.

There is no lack of transperency in their Privacy Policy, it's all there readily available to read

I gave you a link to the Data Factsheet above, on the right of that page are the links to the detailed policys.
I'll give the three I think you are mainly interested in.

The General Privacy Policy can be found here:
https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/general-privacy-policy

The Consent Policy is here:
https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/consent-policy

The individual Product Policy is here, you'll need to scroll down it to the CCleaner Browser policy:
https://www.ccleaner.com/legal/products-policy

 

 

Nope you did not. You just rambled on and on and said nothing relevant to my concerns. All you were doing is gaslighting. Bye. 

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On 01/01/2022 at 10:00, Hmm said:

CCleaner browser imported all my passwords. Should I be concerned they can be accessed by anyone and are the passwords sent to CCleaner servers?

The data you refer to is kept on your local machine.  No information is sent to Piriform.  We really, really do not want to store any of your personal information.  It would be rather an expensive overhead for a free browser product.  Even for our paying customers, we store the bare minimum required to manage subscription entitlements.

Even on our own systems we have kept the use of passwords to a minimum (since we know that people are in the habit of recycling passwords).  The licence lookup system (https://www.ccleaner.com/support/license-lookup) and customer service only requires your email for authentication.  The CCleaner products only require a licence key and your name.  It is only this forum where any use of passwords is required to log in.

There have been requests for us to provide some sort of sync service for passwords, etc between devices.  We might look at providing something like this one day - but given the costs involved in storing customer data, that would be a service that we would charge for.

19 hours ago, nukecad said:

Plain English version of our data policy is at that link above. In the section on CCleaner Browser (emphasis added):

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When you use CCleaner Browser, some data is processed locally on your device. This includes data from the websites you visit and permissions you have granted to websites. This data stays on your device and is not reported to us.

The TL;DR across all of our products is that a) we don't have your information and b) we don't want your information.  You are, of course, entitled to send a GDPR request to customer support to ask for a copy of all personal information that we hold about you but, spoiler alert, the result you get back will be rather similar to the previous sentence.

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Looking for your licence key, expiry date or download link? Check here first: https://www.ccleaner.com/support/license-lookup
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