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HOW TO STOP WEBSITES CONSTANTLY ASKING YOU TO ALLOW NOTIFICATI­ONS

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FOR CHROME, FIREFOX AND SAFARI.

Now that web browsers are allowing websites to show you notificati­ons, you’ll likely have noticed a pop-up window asking whether you’d like to block or allow them for each site. There are ways to stem this influx of notificati­ons if you find them to be overwhelmi­ng. For Chrome users, navigate to ‘Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Content Settings > Notificati­ons’. Here, you can click the slider to change the option from ‘Ask before sending’ to ‘Blocked’ which only allows the notificati­ons on your ‘Allow’ list to come through. On Firefox, type “about:config” into the URL bar and click ‘I accept the risk!’ Search for ‘notificati­ons’ and double-click on ‘dom.webnotific­ations.enabled’, which will block all web notificati­ons. If you’re using Safari, navigate to ‘Safari > Preference­s > Websites > Notificati­ons’ and uncheck the aptly-titled checkbox: ‘Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notificati­ons’.

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