How to block websites from tracking location on Microsoft Edge

While web surfing on Microsoft Edge Chromium, few websites may attempt to track your nearby or accurate location. Several websites like e-commerce, travel, restaurants, and search engines try to show you the relevant products and information in your location. Therefore, in this blog post, we will reveal an easy method to block websites from tracking your location on Microsoft Edge.

Although, sharing location with a website is not always be a poor impact rather it has its own benefits. With the help of it, you can easily maintain privacy concerns for many people. Besides, even though you will receive a consent prompt but it’s easy to make a mistake. However, if you earlier allowed a site to know your location, Chromium Edge makes it simple to switch the settings to block the website. Here, you’ll learn the steps to block an allowed website from tracking your location. (If you’re using Google Chrome, then use these instructions.)

How to block websites from tracking location on Edge Chromium

Here is an easy approach to block websites from tracking location on Microsoft Edge Dev-

Step-1: At first, open your Microsoft Edge Dev browser.

Step-2: Thereupon, open any website by typing its web address.

Step-3: Henceforth, navigate to the lock icon/ unsecured icon left to that of URL and select Site permissions from the prompt. See the Snapshot below-

block websites from tracking location on Microsoft Edge

Step-4: From the left panel, click on the Site permissions option.

Step-5: Shift to the right pane and expand Location. Succeeding after, tap the drop-down menu against Location and select “Block” option.

block websites from tracking location on Microsoft Edge

Step-6: Alternatively, browse to the following path – Settings > Site permissions > Location. Now, under the “Allow” section, click the Delete button. This will stop a website from tracking your location.

Permanently Delete the access

Quick tip

Additionally, you may also press the icon next to the website URL in the address bar. This will change the location settings quickly.
When you enter the “Location” settings page, you will observe a trashcan (Delete icon) under the “Allow section”. However, if you don’t want a particular website having access to your location, simply hit that icon. Keep this in mind that whenever you open that specific webpage again, this will ask again for the location access in a prompt. Just ignore that pop-up and this will fade soon.
Note – Besides, you may also turn off the Ask before accessing the toggle switch which will block every site automatically from attempting to track location information.

Once you complete the above steps, the site that you blocked will no longer be able to track your current location anymore.

To download Chromium Edge, go to the Microsoft Edge Insider page.

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