Tired of Websites Snooping into Your Location? Here is How to Stop Them Prayank 02 May 2017 In order to customise user experience and in some cases, also to collect data, websites ask users for permission to know their current location which is fed to them via the browser. But if you’re tired of these notifications seeking your location information from popping up every now and then while surfing online, you can disable location services from your browser setting.Immaterial of which browser you use, every one of your favourite browsers has settings for location services.Also Read: How to Use Google Location History, Enable or Disable It.Here we’re going to talk about how to deny permission to these websites without them bothering you with the prompt using simple settings on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Safari browsers.Google ChromeYou’ll need to head to Chrome’s privacy settings to disable the location notification. Click on the ‘three-dot’ menu on the right-hand side of the address bar, go to settings.Scroll down and click on ‘Show advanced settings’. Find ‘Content settings’ under the Privacy header and click on it.Scroll down to the ‘Location’ header and select ‘Do not allow any site to track your physical location’ to get rid of those pop-up notifications seeking your permission to track your location.Mozilla FirefoxIt’s not as simple as just going to the browser settings on this one, but it isn’t as complicated too.Type ‘about:config’ in the address bar. You’ll be prompted with a warning on the next screen suggesting ‘This might void your warranty!’. Don’t get worried, just select ‘I accept the risk’ and on the next page search for ‘geo.enabled’.Double Click on it, which will bring the Value to ‘false’ and Status to ‘user set’. You won’t see the pop-up location requests on Mozilla Firefox now.OperaAccess 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’.Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft Edge’s location tracking settings can not be controlled from within the browser itself, rather like any other Windows platform app, you’ll have to go to the settings app on Windows 10. Open Settings, 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.Safari Go to Privacy under preferences on your Safari browser, and look for ‘Website use of location service’ and select ‘Deny without prompting.’Also Read: How to Remove Sensitive Location Info From Photos on Mac. Last updated on 8 Feb, 2018 The above article may contain affiliate links which help support Guiding Tech. However, it does not affect our editorial integrity. The content remains unbiased and authentic. Read Next Top 12 Ways to Fix This Site Can’t Be Reached the Connection Was Reset Error Struggling to open a site or webpage? Here are 12 ways to solve the ‘This site can’t be reached. The connection was reset.' error on #Windows 10 computers. How to Add Icons to Google Slides #Icons can add a dash of color and life to a dull presentation. Here's how you can add lively icons to #Google Slides presentations. 5 Best Photo Editing Features of OneDrive #OneDrive now features an image editor. Learn everything you need to know about OneDrive's #photo editing tools and how you can use them on the web and mobile. Top 6 Ways to Fix Zoom Not Responding on Windows 10 When #Zoom is not responding on #Windows 10 can make you lose out on those #video calls. Here's how to fix #Zoom is not responding issue on Windows 10. How to Insert 3D Models Into Microsoft Office Apps Need life-like objects to spice up your presentations? Here’s how you can insert 3D Models into #Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. How to Stop Microsoft Edge From Asking to Save Passwords on Windows Learn how to quickly disable 'save password' prompts from #Microsoft Edge browser, why you should instead use a third-party password manager, and which one should you use. Top 5 Chrome Extensions for Time Tracking #Time tracking is the key to being productive. Here are a few of the best #Chrome extensions to help you track #time efficiently. 8 Best Ways to Fix Google Sheets Won't Let Me Scroll Error Can't scroll in a #Google Sheets document? Here is how to fix the error so you can view and edit data lying outside the visible display area.