How to Stop Safari from Tracking You

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 3 July 2024
  • 8 mins read

Like many browsers, Safari can track your activities across the web, which can compromise your privacy. 

38% of websites collect user data without their permission.

It's important to prevent Safari from tracking you to safeguard your privacy.

Follow this guide to learn how to do it and explore the benefits of PurePrivacy, a tool that enhances online privacy and security.

How Does Safari Collect My Information Through Tracking?

Here's how Safari collects your information:

Website Cookies

Websites save small files called cookies on your browser. These cookies help websites remember your actions and preferences and can also track what you do on different sites.

Tracking Pixels

Tiny, hidden pictures in web pages or emails send information back to servers about what you do and how you interact with them.

Device Fingerprinting

It collects information about your device, such as screen size, operating system, and browser, and uses this information to create a unique ID for it.

IP Address Tracking

Tracks where you are and what you do online using your IP address. This helps link your activities across different websites.

Why Should I Stop Safari from Tracking Me?

Here's why you should stop Safari from tracking you:

Privacy Concerns

Safari tracking compromises your online privacy by allowing websites to monitor browsing habits and collect personal data.

Data Security Risks

Tracking increases the risk of data breaches and unauthorized access to sensitive information stored on your device.

Targeted Advertising

Safari tracking enables advertisers to create personalized profiles based on your online behavior, leading to targeted ads that can feel intrusive.

Control Over Personal Information

Preventing Safari from tracking gives you more control over how your personal information is used and shared online.

Enhanced Online Safety

Protecting your privacy on Safari reduces the likelihood of identity theft and other cyber threats.

By understanding these reasons, you can take steps to stop Safari tracking and safeguard your online privacy effectively.

How to Stop Safari Tracking Step-by-Step 

Disable Cross-Site Tracking

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone. 

Open the Settings app on your iPhone

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Safari”. 

Scroll down and tap on “Safari”

Step 3: Under “Privacy & Security”, enable “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking” by toggling the switch to the right (it should turn green).

Under “Privacy & Security”, enable “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking”

Block All Cookies

In the same “Privacy & Security” settings of Safari, you can choose to “Block All Cookies”. This prevents websites from storing cookies and tracking data on your device.

In the same “Privacy & Security” settings of Safari, you can choose to “Block All Cookies”.

Use Private Browsing Mode 

Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone. Tap the Tabs button (it looks like two squares) to open the tab view.

Open Safari on your iPhone

Step 2: Click on “Tabs”.

Click on “Tabs”

Step 3: Tap “Private” to switch to Private Browsing mode. 

Tap “Private” to switch to Private Browsing mode

Your browsing history will not be saved, and websites will not track you, but be aware that your internet service provider and the websites you visit can still see your activity.

Privacy browsing mode

Update Your iPhone Regularly

Ensure your iPhone’s operating system and Safari browser are always current. Updates often include security patches and privacy enhancements.

Consider Using a VPN

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can further enhance your privacy by encrypting your internet traffic and masking your IP address, making it harder for websites to track your location and activities.

These steps can significantly reduce Safari's ability to track your browsing activities.

Simply adjusting settings won't completely safeguard your privacy from safari tracking.

PurePrivacy provides more robust protections by masking your IP, preventing trackers across all platforms.

Stop Trackers and Protect Your Privacy Now!

PurePrivacy is a privacy-focused application that enhances your privacy on Safari by blocking trackers and preventing them from collecting your personal information.

It lets you choose whether to share your data or not.

Protect your identity with pureprivacy

How Does PurePrivacy Work:

Block Third-Party Trackers

Prevent known trackers from collecting your data by blocking their domains, ensuring your information stays private.

Safeguard Your Data Now

Protect your personal information from being shared with advertisers, maintaining your anonymity online.

Control Website Access

Easily block access to websites or domains known for tracking and unwanted ads, giving you full control over your browsing experience.

Utilize Advanced Tracking Protection

Benefit from tracking protection beyond basic ad blocking, shielding you from sophisticated techniques like fingerprinting and IP tracking.

Optimize Your Online Experience 

Enjoy a faster and cleaner browsing experience by eliminating intrusive ads and trackers, allowing you to focus on the content that matters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why should I stop Safari from tracking me?


    Tracking on Safari can lead to data breaches and invasive advertising practices. Protect your privacy by using PurePrivacy to block trackers and manage website permissions.

  • How can I prevent Safari from tracking my browsing history?


    Enable "Prevent cross-site tracking" in Safari settings and use PurePrivacy to block trackers that monitor your online activities.

  • Does Safari track my location?


    Yes, Safari can track your location in your device settings if you've allowed it to do so.

  • Can websites on Safari see my IP address?


    Yes, websites can see your IP address. Use PurePrivacy to block trackers that may collect your IP address for targeted advertising.

  • How does PurePrivacy protect my data from Safari tracking?


    PurePrivacy blocks third-party trackers and prevents websites from sharing your data with advertisers, enhancing online privacy and security.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

Ensure Your Online Privacy with PurePrivacy

Prevent Safari from accessing your data while using it to ensure your browsing remains secure and private.

Protecting your information online is important. 
PurePrivacy for Safari empowers you to control access to your data, keep your personal information confidential, and enhance your internet safety.