How to Stop Websites from Asking for Your Location

Websites often ask users for permission to know their current location so as to customise user experience and to collect data. This is usually obtained via the browser, upon your allowance, sometimes coming in without interest.

Here is how to deny permission to these websites using simple settings,  without you having to click the Block button on the prompt every other time.

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Denying them your geographical whereabouts prevents possible Web tracking, avoids you from leaving a digital footprint, and helps you to bypass any content filters, bans or blacklisting.

Google Chrome

Go to the settings inside the browser and under the preferences page check for the Show Advanced Settings option. Click on it and thereafter click on the Content Settings button placed under the Privacy section.

Look for the Location settings option or the section. Select the “Do Not Allow Any Site to track your Physical Location” option.

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Mozilla Firefox

In the Address field of the Firefox, type the keyword: about: config and then hit enter. This is the shortcut to the about screen of the Mozilla Firefox and its link allows you to set the preferences for the tracking of your locale.

Accept the prompt that appear on your screen after reaching the link page, and double click on the Geo-enabled option on the page and the Firefox will stop every site from asking for your locality.

Opera

Access the Menu on the top left corner of the browser and open ‘Settings’. Go to the ‘Websites’ tab from the left panel under settings and scroll down to find the ‘Location’ header.

Select ‘Do not allow any site to track my physical location’.


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Apple Safari

Go to the Privacy settings and then set the Websites Use of Location Services to Deny without prompting.

Microsoft Edge

Open the Settings app in Windows 10, go to Privacy and Click on Location.

Scroll down and find the ‘Choose apps that can use your precise location’ header and toggle ‘off’ Microsoft Edge’s permission.