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Does Chrome transmit the referrer URL when hitting a web server?Are you asking about the previous (off-site) page referer when a page request comes in, or about the on-site page referer sent with requests for supporting files? (I hope not the latter, since even Google sends a referer with css and js requests, implying that they believe the referer is meaningful.) I see no evidence that Chrome has stopped sending a referer of either kind.
if you want to check your own logs.
/(\w+\.html)? HTTP/1.1" 200 \d+ "[^"]+\w" "[^\n"]+Chrome/
Does Chrome transmit the referrer URL when hitting a web server?If the previous page allows a referrer, then yes. Chrome 70 does not change anything from the last couple versions in this regard.
will I see www.google.com as the referring urlYes. What you will not see--and what most people haven't seen in several years now, regardless of visitor's browser--is the query string that tells what the visitor was searching for. Rarely you'll get this information from other countries' googles, but never from google dot com. This continues to be true even if your own site goes https; they simply don't send the information.
will I see www.google.com as the referring urlOn my medium traffic site, I'd say maybe 35% to 40% of humans come in with a referrer.