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How to Manage Privacy and Security Settings in Safari on Mac?

by James B. software

The web browser saves all the browsing information, cache, and cookies. To improve your cyber privacy, you may want to tweak the privacy and security settings of the Safari browser on your Mac. Let's get started. 

Note:- Apple keeps rolling out new features and tweaks for Safari. Safari offers a number of privacy and security options. All these settings may be confusing to beginners. But do not worry, we have provided stepwise instructions.

Learn how to access these settings and make your browsing experience safer.

Protect the Unsafe Files

 

If you want to guard the unsafe files in Safari on Mac, you need to follow the steps given below.

      Get started by opening Safari on your Mac.

      After that, go to Safari on the menu bar.

      Then you should click on "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

      Thereafter, you have to click on the "General" button.

      Later, you should untick the box of "Open safe files after downloading."

 

Find Unsecure Websites

 

You can find unsecure websites in Safari on Mac. Here are the instructions given below.

      First, you have to launch Safari on your Mac.

      After that, go to the Safari menu and select "Preference" from the drop-down menu.

      Then you should click on the "Security" option.

      Thereafter, you have to untick the box of "Warn when visiting a suspicious website."

 

Disable JavaScript

 

If you want to disable JavaScript in Safari on Mac, you need to follow the steps given below.

      To get started, launch Safari on your Mac.

      After that, you should go to the Safari menu and select "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

      Then you have to click on the "Security" option.

      Now, you should untick the box of  "Enable JavaScript."

 

Prevent Cross-Site Tracking

 

You can prevent cross-site tracking in Safari on Mac. Here are the instructions given below.

      To begin with, open Safari on your Mac.

      After that, you should click on Safari from the menu bar.

      Then you have to select "Preferences " from the drop-down menu.

      Thereafter, you should click on the "Privacy" option.

      Later, you have to check the box of "Prevent cross-site tracking" and also check the box of "Ask websites not to track me."

 

Block All Cookies

 

If you want to block all cookies in Safari on Mac, you need to follow the steps given below.

      First, you have to open Safari on your Mac.

      After that, click on the Privacy option.

      Then, you should untick the box of "Block all cookies."

 

Delete Website Data

 

You can delete website data in Safari on Mac. Here are the instructions given below.

      Open Safari on your Mac.

      After that, you should go to the Safari menu.

      Then you have to click on the Privacy button.

      Later, click on "Manage Website Data" option.

      Now, choose a website and click on "Remove option to delete the website's cache, cookies or local storage or click on "Remove All" option to remove data for all sites.

 

Delete Browsing History

 

If you want to delete browsing history in Safari on Mac, you need to follow the steps given below.

      First, you have to launch safari on your Mac.

      After that, click on Safari from the menu bar and select "Clear History."

      Then you should select "how far back" from the pop-up menu.

      Later, click on "Clear History."

 

Apple Pay on Websites

 

You can check for Apple Pay on websites in Safari on Mac. Here are the instructions given below.

      Open Safari and select "Preferences" from the Safari menu.

      After that, you should click on the "Privacy" option.

      Then you have to check the box of "Allow websites to check if Apple Pay is set up."

 

Permission for Camera, Mic and Location Access

 

If you want to give permission for camera, mic, and location access in Safari on Mac, you need to follow the steps given below.

      Get started by launching Safari on your Mac.

      After that, you should click on Safari from the menu bar.

      Then select "Preferences" from the drop-down menu.

      Now, click on "Websites" option.

      Later you have to click on Camera from the left panel in the General section.

      Thereafter you should click on pop-up menu section for "When visiting other websites" and select Ask, Deny, or Allow.

 

Block Pop-Up Windows

You can block pop-up notifications in Safari on Mac. Here are the instructions given below.

      Open Safari on your Mac.

      After that, select "Preferences" from the safari menu.

      Then click on "Websites" option.

      Thereafter, you should click on "Pop-up Windows" from the left pane in the General section.

      Now, click on the pop-up menu for "When visiting other sites" and select Block and Notify, or Block or Allow.

 

 

By following the steps and methods mentioned above, you will be able to manage privacy and security settings in Safari on Mac.

 

James Boond  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, John has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as norton.com/setup .

Source : Safari


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Otilia Moldovan Professional   Affiliate Marketer
Thanks for sharing these useful tips in Safari. Mr. Boond, James Boond.
Aug 28th 2019 09:56   
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