Disable geolocation sharing On Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, Opera

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Many websites request a browser to share the user’s real location before they load content. To safeguard your privacy, this guide will teach you how to disable geolocation sharing on your browser.

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Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Apple Safari
Opera


Google Chrome

  1. Select the Chrome Menu Button (⋮ or ≡)
  2. Select Settings
  3. Scroll down and select Advanced
  4. Under Privacy and Security, select Content settings…
  5. Navigate to the Location section
  6. Click the slider for Ask before accessing (Recommended)

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Mozilla Firefox

  1. In the URL bar, enter about:config
  2. You will see a “This might void your warranty” warning. Click I accept the risk!
  3. In the search bar, enter geo.enabled
  4. Double click on the geo.enabled preference so that the value becomes false

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Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Select the Gear Icon
  2. Select Internet Options
  3. Select the Privacy tab
  4. Under “Location”, check the box for Never allow websites to request your physical location
  5. Next to the box for “Never allow websites to request your physical location”, select Clear Sites to remove old sites which have access to your physical location

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Microsoft Edge

  1. On your Windows 10 Desktop, hit Win + A to open Action Center
  2. Select All Settings Privacy Location
  3. Click the Location Service slider to turn it off
  4. Scroll down to Location History
  5. Under Clear history on this device, click Clear

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Apple Safari

  1. Select Safari in the top left corner of the browser
  2. Select Preferences…
  3. In the Privacy tab, under Website Tracking, make sure Prevent cross-site tracking and Ask websites not to track me are checked

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Opera

  1. In the URL bar, enter about:config
  2. On the left-side menu bar, select Websites
  3. Scroll down to Location and selectDo not allow any site to track my physical location

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