Privacy is now a top priority for different web browsers, as these browsers compete with each other to attract users by incorporating more default privacy features or features that the user can customize on their own.
Below we will walk you through how to improve the privacy settings in different web browsers:
Regardless of which browser you use now, changing some simple settings will help get rid of the tracking tools that are widespread on websites to target you with ads, and then you will maintain your privacy as much as possible while browsing the web.
1- Google Chrome browser:
Unfortunately, despite the reputation of the Google Chrome browser as the most used web browser, it is also among the web browsers that do not offer many privacy features to its users, but it is characterized by its support of a lot of add-ons that focus on protecting user privacy that you can access in Google Online MarketplaceLike: Cookie Autodelete, uBlock Origin, and HTTPS Everywhere.
The browser also allows you to block third-party cookies, through the following steps:
- Click on the three dots on the top right of the screen.
- In the menu that appears, click on the Settings option.
- Click on the option (privacy and security) on the left side of the screen.
- In the window that appears, click on the option (cookies and other site data) Cookies and other site data.
- Click on the option (block third-party cookies) Block third-party cookies.
2- Microsoft Edge Browser:
Microsoft’s Edge browser has received many users’ attention lately, as it supports some simplified privacy options and powerful features to block tracking tools on the Home screen, which you can access through the following steps:
- Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen, then click on the Settings option.
- From the menu that appears to you, click on the option (Privacy and services).
- You will have three settings to choose from: (Basic), (Balanced), or (Strict).
By default, the (Microsoft Edge) browser uses the (balanced) setting to prevent tracking tools from running on sites that you have not visited, while the (strict) setting allows blocking the largest number of trackers, and the (basic) setting blocks tracking tools used in encryption and creation. Fingerprinting.
3- Firefox Browser:
The Firefox browser is distinguished from other web browsers, by providing default privacy settings that allow the user to browse safely, and the browser also offers more privacy options that you can access by following the following steps:
- Click on the three horizontal lines icon on the top right of the screen.
- From the menu that appears, choose (Options) Options.
- In the window that appears, click on the option (privacy and security) Privacy & Security on the left side of the screen.
- From here, you will be able to choose from three options: (Standard), (Strict), or (Custom) Custom.
By default, Firefox uses the (standard) setting that allows you to block trackers and third-party cookies, while choosing a (strict) setting can affect some websites when browsing, but it blocks everything completely, and a (custom) setting ) Directed to users who wish to adjust the browser according to their own preferences to obtain the maximum privacy while browsing.
4- Safari Browser:
Unlike other web browsers, Safari works by default Smart Tracking Blocker To maintain your privacy while browsing, and it will also allow you to issue (Safari 14Next, find out which ad tracking tools work on any website you visit.
In addition, the (Safari) browser will provide you with a report on the tracking tools that have been recognized while you browse various websites during the past 30 days, and to verify that the blocking feature is turned on, follow these steps:
- Open Safari on your Mac computer.
- Click on the option (preferences) Preferences, then choose (Privacy) Privacy.
- Check the box next to the option (Prevent cross-site tracking).