How to stop websites from tracking you in Safari on Mac


Most of the websites use third party content providers that track your personal information stored on particular website and raise the chances of hacking your personal accounts. In order to avoid this, you may stop those third party utilities from tracking you while accessing any website in Safari browser. If you are wondering how to do that, let’s learn how to disable website tracking in Safari on your Mac.

How to stop third-party content providers from tracking you across websites?

If you are visiting any random website in Safari and want to stop third party content providers from tracking you while browsing. Follow the below given steps to do that.

  • Open the Safari app on your Mac, go to Safari >Preferences.
  • Click “Privacy” and then select “Prevent cross-site tracking.”




After enabling the above setting, the tracked data will be deleted periodically. Moreover, the Social media sites often provide Share, Like or Comment buttons on other websites. If you don’t want to use them, Safari blocks that tracking. In case you want to use the buttons, you will be asked for your permission to allow the site to see your activities on the other websites.

How to ask websites not to track you?

You may configure settings to ask websites not to track you while browsing in Safari on your Mac.

  • Open the Safari app on your Mac and go to Safari > Preferences.
  • Click “Privacy” and then select “Ask websites not to track me.”
  • After enabling this option, each and every time a webpage loads in Safari, Apple will add a request not to track you.

This is how you may enable privacy settings for Safari and protect your confidential information and login details from being tracked by third party content providers.

Now read: How to restore deleted Safari bookmarks in your Mac


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