- It allows manipulation of the DOM (Document Object Model) of HTML documents, enabling content changes, event handling, dynamic element insertion, and more.
- It optimizes page loading, speeding up data transmission and reception.
JS not only risks leaking location data but also tracks various user details. These include:
- Behavioral data collection. JS gathers information about the pages you visit, duration of stay, and actions performed (like clicking links, filling out forms, and reading). Analyzing these scripts helps build a user behavior profile for personalized recommendations or advertising.
- Tracking and analysis. JS can track the IP owner through cookies and other browser storage technologies to identify interests, preferences, and behavior patterns, primarily used for personalized advertising.
- To open the settings menu in Google Chrome, click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and select "Settings".
- In the settings menu, locate "Privacy and security" on the left side. Click it, then scroll down to find and open "Site settings" at the bottom of the page.
After modifying your browser settings, a restart may be necessary depending on your Chrome version. However, recent versions of Chrome automatically save the new settings and function without a restart.
Through browser settings
- To access your browser's menu, click on the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner and choose the "Settings" section.
Additionally, explore the browser's security options for more tracking protection features in the privacy section.
Via Windows tools
- This command opens the “Group Policy Management Editor”. Navigate to "Computer Configuration", then "Administrative Templates", and find the "Microsoft Edge" folder.
Via the address bar
After making any changes to these configurations, you may need to restart the browser for the changes to take effect.
Via the developer menu
- Open the browser and look for the menu bar at the top of the window. On the top left, next to the Apple icon, you'll find the "Safari" menu. Click on it and select "Preferences".
- In the settings window, navigate to the far right and click on the "Advanced" icon. This section contains various debugging options. At the bottom, you'll find the option "Show Develop menu in menu bar". Check this box to activate it.
Simplified instructions for Mac OS users
- Open the Safari browser. From the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on "Safari" and then select "Preferences".
As a general rule, it's good practice to restart the browser after making such changes. While Safari often automatically applies new settings, restarting ensures that all changes are fully implemented.
- Open Opera and access the menu by clicking on the three horizontal stripes icon in the upper right corner. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click on "Go to full browser settings".
- On the left side panel, select the "Privacy & security" tab. In the "Privacy and security" section, click on "Site settings".
- Open Firefox and type “about:config” in the address bar, and press “Enter”.
- You'll be presented with a warning about modifying advanced settings. Click on the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button to proceed.