How to use Safaris tools to protect your privacy while browsing
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If youre a Mac user, then you have a copy of Safari on your computer its the default browser for macOS. If you do use it, youll be happy to learn that, like other major browsers, Safari has been provided with a number of safeguards to enhance user privacy.
Tracking is a major threat to online privacy, and there are several different methods for tracking users, from first-party cookies (usually used to store your preferences) to third-party tracking cookies (which gather information about your online activity). Theres also fingerprinting, which involves collecting details about your systems configuration to build an identifiable fingerprint used to track you across the web.
Below, we walk you through how to adjust your settings on…