Sunday, July 30, 2017

How To Block Websites From Accessing Your Location In Chrome

Location permission is a common thing asked by popular browsers like Google chrome nowadays in order to improve the overall user experience.

While permissions like Javascript and cookies are essential for the smooth performance of your browser, this is unnecessary and in no way enhances the way you browse the web.

Giving access to your location to websites might be useful in some situations. But no one wants the website they visit to track their location every second.

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So if you have ever thought of blocking websites from accessing your location but never figured out how to do it, follow these  simple steps to permanently block websites from asking access to your location.

How to prevent websites from accessing your location

Step 1:

Open the settings of your Google Chrome Browser by clicking the options button on the top right corner.

Step 2:

Now in the settings page scroll down till the end where you will find the advanced settings. Click on it to expand.

Step 3:

There will be a lot of options in the expanded advanced settings. Search for content settings by using the shortcut keys Ctrl + F.

Step 4:

After finding the content settings option, click to open it. You will now find the location option listed among others. Click to open it.

Step 5:

By default, the recommended settings would be ask before asking. Switch it to blocked.

You can also add or block websites using the option below if you wish to give permission to certain websites to access your location like Amazon for shipping or accuweather for weather reports.

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That’s it. You have now successfully blocked all websites from accessing your location. You never have to worry about the CBI tracking your location after downloading an illegal torrent anymore!

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