ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Security Settings for Different Browser

Updated on May 2, 2016

INTERNET EXPLORER

In order to change the security in Internet Explorer, select Tools | Internet Options, and then select the Security tab. Here, you will find a list of security zones for which you can set a specific level of protection. The Internet zone is where all sites that a user navigates to are initiated. The High security settings disables features including ActiveX and JavaScript to make the browser more secure. The Custom Level button allows you to refine the selection of features that are disabled in the High security setting.

The trusted Sites zone contains a list of sites that you consider to be safe to visit. Click on the Sites button to open a window where you can add or remove trusted sites. If your Internet zone security level is set to high, some sites that you wish to visit might not function properly, adding them to the trusted sites list will ensure that features like ActiveX and scripting are enabled for these sites.

To manage your cookies and extensions , move to the Privacy tab. Set the privacy settings to High and then click on the Advanced button. In the Advanced Privacy Settings window, check the Override automatic cookie handling checkbox. Also, select Prompt for First-party and Third-party cookies. This way, you will get a notification every time a site tries to send cookies to your system. You can also check the Always allow session cookies option as session cookies are deleted each time the browser is closed and are therefore less dangerous.

To reduce the number of cookies notifications from frequently visited sites, you can select the Sites button and add sites for which you wish to always allow or block cookies.

FIREFOX

To change the security settings for Firefox, go to Tools | Options. In the Main tab, enable Always ask me where to save files so that you are always aware when a site is trying to save a file to your system.

Click on the Privacy tab to modify the cookies settings. In the History section, uncheck the box for Remember what I enter in forms to prevent the browser from saving your personal details. In the Cookies sections, check the box for Accept cookies from sites and select Ask me every time in the dropdown menu. This gives you control of the cookies that are sent to your system.

Under the security tab, check the box for Warn me when sites try to install add-ons so that you can keep track of the sites and the type of add-ons being installed. Also, if you wish for Firefox to remember your passwords, then it is advisable to enable the Use a master password function, which encrypts all your login details.

In the Content tab, you will find an option to control Java. Uncheck the Enable Java option to prevent sites from running applications on your computer. You can also select the Advanced button to disable certain features of JavaScript.

You can also install a Firefox add on called No Script to select specific sites that you wish to keep JavaScript enabled and blocked on.

CHROME

To view the Security settings in Chrome, click the Customize and Control Google Chrome button. Then click Options and select the Under the Hood menu.

Here you can change the privacy settings and manage downloaded files. In the Privacy section, check the Enable phishing and malware protection, and in the Downloads section, check the box for Ask where to save each file before downloading to track all the files downloaded to your system.

In the Privacy section, click the Content settings button to modify the cookies, scripts and plug-ins settings. In the Cookies section, select Block sites from settings any data to block all cookies. Click the manage exceptions button to add or remove sites for which cookies should be accepted.

In the Plug-ins section, you can either select Block all or you can select Disable individual plug-ins to block certain unwanted plug-ins. In the Pop-ups section, block all pop-ups, and in the Location section, select Do not allow any site to track my physical location for browser anonymity.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)