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Allow or Deny Access to Your Physical Location Settings

How to manage geolocation access from your browser

Geolocation is the process of using a combination of digital information to determine the location of a device. Websites and web applications can determine a user’s location by accessing the Geolocation API implemented in most popular browsers. We use this information for a variety of reasons, including: B. To provide targeted content specific to your neighborhood or general area.

While it’s sometimes nice to receive news, advertisements and other articles related to a particular location, some web surfers don’t like apps and sites that use this data to customize their online experience. With this in mind, browsers provide the ability to appropriately control location-based settings. The following tutorial details how to use and change this feature in a variety of popular browsers.

These instructions apply to Chrome 83.0.4103.116, Edge 83.0.478.58, Firefox 78.0.1, Internet Explorer 11, Opera 68.0.3618.173, Safari for MacOS 10 and Vivaldi 3.1.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers. To disable geolocation services:

Choose Chrome main menu button, represented by three vertically aligned dots. It’s in the upper-right corner of your browser.

Choose setting.

Settings in Chrome

Scroll down and click page setup.

Screenshot of Chrome Settings with Website Settings heading highlighted

Under authorityChoose location.

Location title in Chrome settings

move it Confirm before access (recommended) Use the slider to turn it on or off. Enable if you want the website to ask for your permission before accessing your location.

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You can see it below. block it section and to allow part. Here you can see which websites have granted you geolocation permission and, if necessary, cancel.

Mozilla Firefox

With Firefox’s location-based browsing, websites will ask for permission when they try to access location data. Follow the steps below to completely disable this feature.

Choose menu button.

Screenshot of Firefox with the More menu highlighted.

Choose setting.

Screenshot of Firefox with the Settings option highlighted.

click Privacy and security.

scroll down authority and choose setting next location.

Settings button next to Location in Firefox preferences

this opens Settings – Location Permissions dialog box. Here you can see which websites have requested access to your location and allow or block them.

Microsoft Edge

How to optimize a website that can access your location using Microsoft’s modern browser.

Choose settings, etc. The button (represented by three horizontal dots) is located in the upper-right corner of the screen.

More menus in Edge

Choose setting.

Edge settings

click site permission It’s on the left side of the screen.

Site permission title in Edge settings

Choose location.

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move it Confirm before access (recommended) Use the slider to turn it on or off. Enable if you want the website to ask for your permission before accessing your location.

Website permission options in MS Edge

where block it section and to allow In the section you can check the websites that gave you geolocation permission and, if necessary, cancel it.

opera

Opera uses Google location services to track your location. The first time you visit the website with your browser, you will be prompted to accept the GLS General Terms and Conditions. Opera may then choose whether to send location data when a website requests that information. However, if you want to disable it completely, go to: setting (Settings for Mac) > web page > location Disabled Allow websites to request your physical location.

Internet Explorer 11

How to disable geolocation services in Internet Explorer 11:

Choose corridor icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.

When the drop-down menu appears Internet Options.

Internet Explorer's Internet Options command and settings cog

Choose seclusion tab.

find location section below Privacy settings Select the checkbox next to We do not allow websites to request your physical location.. Enabling this option instructs the browser to deny all access requests to physical location data.

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that delete site The button is also inside location part. Whenever a website tries to access location data, IE11 prompts you to take action. In addition to allowing or denying these individual requests, you can also blacklist or whitelist the website in question. These settings are then stored in your browser and used on future visits to these websites. To clear all these saved settings and start over delete site button.

Safari for Mac

Safari is the default web browser that comes with all Mac computers. To access or deny access to a physical location in Safari:

press Preferences Options in the Apple menu or Dock.

System Preferences command in Apple menu

Choose security.

Security & Privacy in macOS System Settings

press seclusion tap and select location services in the left pane.

Privacy & Location Services tab in macOS System Preferences

press lock icon Allow settings to be changed and enter the administrator password when prompted.

lock icon in system settings

Check (or uncheck) to enable or disable location services. Enable location services.

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Check the box in front of it. safari Enable location services for your browser. Uncheck it to prevent Safari from sharing your location.

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is a free, cross-platform web browser released in 2016. The most customizable of the popular web browsers.

press setting gear It’s in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Vivaldi's Setting Gear

Choose web page on the left.

Website Title in Vivaldi Settings

Under Basic PermissionsOpen the menu next to it. geographic location. There are three options.

  • to allow: Your location will be visible on every website you browse.
  • Question: Vivaldi asks before granting site location permission.
  • block it: There are no websites that can view my location.

Geolocation of Vivaldi


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Allow or Deny Access to Your Physical Location Settings

How to manage geolocation access through your browser

Geolocation is the process of determining a device’s location using a combination of digital information. Websites and web applications can access the Geolocation API that’s implemented in most popular browsers to learn your whereabouts. This information is then used for a variety of reasons, such as providing targeted content specific to your neighborhood or general area.

While it’s sometimes nice to receive news, ads, and other items relevant to your particular locale, some web surfers are not comfortable with apps and pages that employ this data to customize their online experience. Keeping this in mind, browsers give you the opportunity to control location-based settings accordingly. The tutorials below detail how to use and modify this functionality in several different popular browsers.

This guide applies to Chrome 83.0.4103.116, Edge 83.0.478.58, Firefox 78.0.1, Internet Explorer 11, Opera 68.0.3618.173, Safari for MacOS 10, and Vivaldi 3.1.
Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers available, Here’s how to disable its geolocation services:

Select Chrome’s Main Menu button, marked by three vertically aligned dots. It’s located in the upper right corner of the browser.

Select Settings.

Scroll down and click Site Settings.

Under Permissions, select Location.

Move the Ask before accessing (recommended) slider to toggle it on or off. Turn it on if you want websites to request your permission before accessing your location.

Below that, you can see the Block section and the Allow section. Here, you can see which websites you’ve given geolocation permissions to and revoke them, if needed.

Mozilla Firefox

Location-aware browsing in Firefox asks for your permission when a website attempts to access your location data. Take the following steps to disable this feature altogether.

Select the Menu button.

Choose Preferences.

Click Privacy & Security.

Scroll down to Permissions and select Settings next to Location.

This opens the Settings – Location Permissions dialog box. From here, you can see which websites have requested access to your location and choose to allow or block them.

Microsoft Edge

Here’s how to tweak which websites can access your location using Microsoft’s latest browser.

Select the Settings and more button (depicted as three horizontal dots) in the upper right corner of the screen.

Select Settings.

Click Site Permissions on the left side of the screen.

Select Location.

Move the Ask before accessing (recommended) slider to toggle it on or off. Turn it on if you want websites to request your permission before accessing your location.

In the Block section and the Allow sections, you can see which websites you’ve given geolocation permissions to and revoke them, if needed.

Opera

Opera uses Google Location Services to track your whereabouts. The first time you go to a website using the browser, it asks you to accept GLS’ terms and conditions. After that, Opera will give you the choice of sending your location data, or not, whenever a website requests that information. But, if you want to disable it completely, go to Settings (Preferences on Mac) > Websites > Location and uncheck Allow websites to request my physical location.

Internet Explorer 11

Here’s how to disable geolocation services in Internet Explorer 11:

Select the Gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.

When the drop-down menu appears, select Internet Options.

Select the Privacy tab.

Find the Location section under Privacy Options and click the checkbox next to Never allow websites to request your physical location. When activated, this option instructs the browser to deny all requests to access your physical location data.

The Clear Sites button is also within the Location section. Anytime a website attempts to access your location data, IE11 prompts you to take action. In addition to allowing or denying that individual request, you have the option to blocklist or safelist the respective website. These preferences are then stored by the browser and used on subsequent visits to those sites. To delete all of those saved preferences and start anew, select the Clear Sites button.

Safari for Macs

Safari is the default web browser that ships with all Mac computers. To access or deny access to your physical location in Safari:

Click the System Preferences option under the Apple menu or in the Dock.

Select Security & Privacy.

Click the Privacy tab and select Location Services from the left pane.

Click the lock icon to make the settings changeable, and enter your admin password if you receive a prompt.

Enable or disable location services by placing (or removing) a check in front of Enable Location Services.

Place a check in the box in front of Safari to enable location services for the browser. Remove the checkmark to prevent Safari from sharing your location.

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is a free cross-platform web browser that launched in 2016. It’s the most customizable of the popular web browsers.

Click the Settings gear in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Select Webpages on the left.

Under Default Permissions, open the menu next to Geolocation. You have three options:

Allow: Every site you navigate to can see your location.
Ask: Vivaldi will ask you before giving location permission to a site.
Block: No sites can see your location.

#Deny #Access #Physical #Location #Settings

Allow or Deny Access to Your Physical Location Settings

How to manage geolocation access through your browser

Geolocation is the process of determining a device’s location using a combination of digital information. Websites and web applications can access the Geolocation API that’s implemented in most popular browsers to learn your whereabouts. This information is then used for a variety of reasons, such as providing targeted content specific to your neighborhood or general area.

While it’s sometimes nice to receive news, ads, and other items relevant to your particular locale, some web surfers are not comfortable with apps and pages that employ this data to customize their online experience. Keeping this in mind, browsers give you the opportunity to control location-based settings accordingly. The tutorials below detail how to use and modify this functionality in several different popular browsers.

This guide applies to Chrome 83.0.4103.116, Edge 83.0.478.58, Firefox 78.0.1, Internet Explorer 11, Opera 68.0.3618.173, Safari for MacOS 10, and Vivaldi 3.1.
Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers available, Here’s how to disable its geolocation services:

Select Chrome’s Main Menu button, marked by three vertically aligned dots. It’s located in the upper right corner of the browser.

Select Settings.

Scroll down and click Site Settings.

Under Permissions, select Location.

Move the Ask before accessing (recommended) slider to toggle it on or off. Turn it on if you want websites to request your permission before accessing your location.

Below that, you can see the Block section and the Allow section. Here, you can see which websites you’ve given geolocation permissions to and revoke them, if needed.

Mozilla Firefox

Location-aware browsing in Firefox asks for your permission when a website attempts to access your location data. Take the following steps to disable this feature altogether.

Select the Menu button.

Choose Preferences.

Click Privacy & Security.

Scroll down to Permissions and select Settings next to Location.

This opens the Settings – Location Permissions dialog box. From here, you can see which websites have requested access to your location and choose to allow or block them.

Microsoft Edge

Here’s how to tweak which websites can access your location using Microsoft’s latest browser.

Select the Settings and more button (depicted as three horizontal dots) in the upper right corner of the screen.

Select Settings.

Click Site Permissions on the left side of the screen.

Select Location.

Move the Ask before accessing (recommended) slider to toggle it on or off. Turn it on if you want websites to request your permission before accessing your location.

In the Block section and the Allow sections, you can see which websites you’ve given geolocation permissions to and revoke them, if needed.

Opera

Opera uses Google Location Services to track your whereabouts. The first time you go to a website using the browser, it asks you to accept GLS’ terms and conditions. After that, Opera will give you the choice of sending your location data, or not, whenever a website requests that information. But, if you want to disable it completely, go to Settings (Preferences on Mac) > Websites > Location and uncheck Allow websites to request my physical location.

Internet Explorer 11

Here’s how to disable geolocation services in Internet Explorer 11:

Select the Gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.

When the drop-down menu appears, select Internet Options.

Select the Privacy tab.

Find the Location section under Privacy Options and click the checkbox next to Never allow websites to request your physical location. When activated, this option instructs the browser to deny all requests to access your physical location data.

The Clear Sites button is also within the Location section. Anytime a website attempts to access your location data, IE11 prompts you to take action. In addition to allowing or denying that individual request, you have the option to blocklist or safelist the respective website. These preferences are then stored by the browser and used on subsequent visits to those sites. To delete all of those saved preferences and start anew, select the Clear Sites button.

Safari for Macs

Safari is the default web browser that ships with all Mac computers. To access or deny access to your physical location in Safari:

Click the System Preferences option under the Apple menu or in the Dock.

Select Security & Privacy.

Click the Privacy tab and select Location Services from the left pane.

Click the lock icon to make the settings changeable, and enter your admin password if you receive a prompt.

Enable or disable location services by placing (or removing) a check in front of Enable Location Services.

Place a check in the box in front of Safari to enable location services for the browser. Remove the checkmark to prevent Safari from sharing your location.

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is a free cross-platform web browser that launched in 2016. It’s the most customizable of the popular web browsers.

Click the Settings gear in the lower-left corner of the screen.

Select Webpages on the left.

Under Default Permissions, open the menu next to Geolocation. You have three options:

Allow: Every site you navigate to can see your location.
Ask: Vivaldi will ask you before giving location permission to a site.
Block: No sites can see your location.

#Deny #Access #Physical #Location #Settings


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