If the user is surfing the internet with their browsers, then sometimes websites ask for the location. Usually, it is for the cyber security reason but sometimes hackers use your location for internet scams. Hence, in this article you will read the method to stop websites from asking location on Google Chrome. The user must install Webroot antivirus in their gadget through www.webroot.com/safe for protection from cyber threat.
Method to Stop Sites from Asking Location on Google Chrome:
First, you have to launch the web browser and then just select the vertical ellipsis menu icon which is located at the upper right side of the computer screen. After this, you need to select Settings option. Now, you should launch the Settings button and then move down till you see the ‘Show advanced settings’ URL and then just Select it. At this point, you should check for the Privacy field and then choose Content settings. Here in the displayed pop-up screen, you should locate a check-up for the Location field. Next, you should choose ‘Do not allow any site to track your physical location.’ Here, you should tap on Done option.
Method to Stop Sites from Asking Location on Mozilla Firefox:
You should go to the address bar and then enter ‘about config’ and then hit on Enter key. If the alert appears and just says, ‘This might void your warranty!’, then in this situation you should choose ‘I accept the risk.’ At this point, you should go to the search box and then type ‘geo.enabled’ and tap on Enter key. Here, you will view the Geo Enabled option comes and then you should double click on it. Just under the title Value, you should select ’false.’
Method to Stop Sites from Asking Location on Internet Explorer:
For this, you need to visit to the Internet Explorer and then launch it. After this, you should select the settings button which is located on the upper right-side of the browser’s screen. Then, you should go to Internet Options. Now in the pop-up screen, you should choose the Privacy button. Just under the Location field, you should tick the box which is next to ‘Never allow websites to request your physical location’. At last, you should select Apply button and then hit OK.
Method to Stop Sites from Asking Location on Microsoft Edge:
You need to visit to the Settings tab and then choose Privacy option. After this, you should choose the Location field. Now, you should move down till you see ‘Choose apps that can use your precise location.’ At the end, you should switch the toggle of Microsoft Edge in order to disable it.
Method to Stop Sites from Asking Location on Safari:
First of all, go to the Apple menu which is located at the upper left side of the screen and then select System Preferences option. Then in the displayed screen, you should select Security and Privacy option. Now, you should launch the Privacy button. Here in the end of the displayed button, you should select the lock and then enter the password. At this point, you should choose the Location Services option. At the end, you should uncheck the box which is next to ‘Enable Location Services’ and then in the displayed verification screen, you should select Turn off. After this, go to the list and then check up for Safari and then you should turn off this feature for the web browser.
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