As we all know almost every person uses the internet on daily basis and sometimes illegal activities like hacking, terrorism, etc. can also occur. Many websites request your location to provide better services or display desktop notifications to keep you updated. Even many websites can track your location. So, to ensure your privacy, you have to disable website tracking your location. These prompts will prevent you from navigating the website and will not go away until you click Allow or Deny. If you are tired of seeing these prompts, you can easily turn them off in your browser. So, today, we are here with the tutorial on How to disable website tracking in Google Chrome along with How to disable website tracking in Safari. So, let's get started.
How To Disable Website Tracking: Ways
By default, popular web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc. allow websites to ask users for their physical location. This feature helps us to allow only trusted websites to track your location like google maps and prevent other websites from accessing your location.
So, changing this default setting is a cross-browser process.
How To Disable Website Tracking in Google Chrome
This process is a feature built into Google Chrome that prevents access to your site from different sites.
Thanks to this, you can protect yourself from being monitored by unauthorized organizations and various hackers who are spying on you. Just follow some of the simple steps below to proceed.
- First of all, open the Google Chrome web browser on your computer.
- Click on the main menu in the upper right corner and select "Settings".
- In Settings, head towards the “Privacy and Security” option.
- Now click on "Site Settings", and the following page will open.
- Now, in the Permissions section, click on the location option.
- By default, select the option to not allow sites to see your location.
That's it! you did. This is how you can disable website tracking in the Google Chrome browser.
How To Disable Website Tracking in Mozilla Firefox
Firefox doesn't offer any way to turn off location tracking and desktop notifications in the main options. However, just like Google Chrome, you can also turn off websites that track your location in Mozilla Firefox. However, you can only turn off geodata transfer if you are using Firefox 59 or later.
Not only the website, but you can also prevent websites from sending notifications using this method. To turn off location requests, follow these few simple steps below.
- Open Mozilla Firefox on your PC.
- Click on Menu
- Click on Settings
- Now click on Privacy and Security in the left pane.
- Now under "Privacy and Security" look for "Permissions".
- There, you need to click on Settings just below the Location option.
Therefore, This option will open a list of websites that already have access to your site. You can remove sites from the list. To block all location requests, enable the Block new requests requesting access to your location setting.
How To Disable Website Tracking in Internet Explorer
Notifications are not an issue in Internet Explorer cause it doesn't support desktop notifications. However, you will still see location tracking requests, here's how to turn them off.
- In Internet Explorer, click the gear icon in the upper right corner
- select Internet Options from there.
- Now go to the Privacy tab and check the box next to Never allow websites to request your physical location.
It's not easy to manage exceptions in Internet explorer but you can do it. The browser will not prevent location tracking for websites that have already been tracked. Therefore, In this way, you can enable location tracking on the websites you want and then turn it off in your browser.
If you need to turn off location tracking again for all websites, follow the steps above and then click the Clear Sites button next to the Do not allow websites to request your physical location button to clear all sites that you were previously allowed to track your location.
How To Disable Website Tracking in Safari
Therefore, Safari also makes it easy to turn off-site and desktop notifications.
- In the Safari menu, go to Preferences.
- Then go to the Privacy tab
- In the privacy tab, there is an option called "Website Tracking"
- In that section select "Prevent cross-site tracking" to disable location tracking.
Although there are no options for managing exceptions, it is similar to Internet Explorer; Safari remembers which websites are prohibited from tracking. And then same as internet explorer you can enable location tracking on the websites you want and then turn it off in your browser and Safari will not block location tracking for those websites.
Go to Settings again and go to the Notifications tab. Here, uncheck the box next to "Allow websites to request permission to send push notifications" so that websites don't prompt you to turn on a desktop notification.
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