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How to Check Privacy Report on Safari browser

Learn how to check the privacy report for any website on the Apple Safari browser. You can check the number of website trackers and Safari's ITP in action.

Safari Browser lets its users check the privacy report, and for this, users need to launch the Safari browser app on iOS and tap on the Aa icon in the address bar. Finally, hit the Privacy Report menu on the Safari browser, then a pop-up window will appear containing the Privacy Report and related details for the current website.

Check Privacy Report of Website on Safari browser

Apple is always centric on users’ privacy and gives maximum control of what users share on their platform. The Safari browser has a unique privacy report feature that tells users about the websites and other related networks where they are being tracked.

Checking the Privacy Report for the Website on Safari isn’t a tricky thing to do. Recently, Apple added a Privacy policy on Mac iOS Big Sur, iPad OS 14, and iOS 14. According to the new Privacy policy, users can view the privacy report details with just one tap.

This Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari uses on-device learning to limit Safari users’ tracking by the third-party websites they visit.

Previously, when this feature was unavailable, I was unaware of how many sites were tracking my data and using my private and browsing behavioral information. But after using the Privacy report feature, I’m shocked that 20 websites track you on every visit.

Privacy Report On iPad or iPhone

This feature is only available on iPhone and iPad OS after the iOS 14 update. So if you are on the previous version of iOS, this feature may or may not be available.

Open Privacy Report

Here are the steps to check the Privacy Report on iPhone or iPad:

  1. Launch the Safari app on iOS.
  2. Tap the Aa icon in the address bar.
    Privacy Report option on Safari iPhone
  3. Hit on the Privacy Report menu on the Safari browser.
    Privacy Report Overview on Safari browser

A pop-up window containing the Privacy Report and related details for the current website will appear.

Reading the Report

The Privacy Report has all the data of known trackers prevented and the percentage of Websites that trackers loaded in the last 30 days.

However, slightly below these numbers, you’ll see the Most Contacted Tracker and the number of websites that used it.

Privacy Report of Current Website on Safari iOS


When you scroll down, you’ll see two tabs, Websites and Trackers, containing a list of trackers and the number of trackers per site. From the list, click on any website to see the complete list of Prevented Trackers for that site.

Trackers Prevent from Profiling You on Safari iOS

Select the Trackers tab if you want to see the complete list of the trackers loaded by websites. To review a tracker, you need to tap on any tracker. Then, you can check all the sites that contacted it.

If you wish to review more information, click Show More at the top of the window. This will allow you to read brief information on intelligent tracking prevention and cross-site trackers.

Privacy Report Trackers options

That’s it. When you finish the report, tap on Done to close the Privacy Report.

Privacy Report in Safari Mac

Checking privacy reports for the Safari website for Mac OS is the same as we mentioned above for iPad OS and iPhone, except for a few changes. However, these feature is available on the latest version of Safari Browser.

Open Privacy Report

Here are the steps to open a Privacy Report on Mac OS:

  1. Launch the Safari app on Macbook.
  2. Click on the Privacy Report shield icon next to the address URL bar.
    This will display the count of trackers prevent from tracking.
  3. Click to open the Trackers on This Web page option.
    Safari Trackers on this web page view

Now, you’ll be able to see the number of trackers on the current page that has been blocked, including the URLs for the trackers.

Reading the Report

If you want to see the full privacy report of all your browsing history in the past 30 days, tap on the i information button.
Safari Privacy Report on MacOS computer last 30 days data

Inside the Privacy Report, you will see the blocking history of the website for the tracker within the last 30 days.

Please note that all this Safari ITP information is stored locally on your MacBook and automatically deleted after 30 days.

We at BrowserHow only track the number of visitors or page views using the Google Analytics tool for analytical purposes. We do not collect, store or sell personal data anywhere. Please refer to our privacy policy.

Bottom Line

Now, you all might know how to check privacy reports for websites on Safari. As you see, Mac OS doesn’t feature the same ability as iPad OS or iPhone. But, who knows that Apple might add the feature same as iOS in a later update to provide the ability to disable cross-site tracking within apps.

Apple is making more advancements to protect people’s privacy, and the new Privacy report is a great feature to check your digital footprint on the internet.

That’s all we have for you on privacy reports on Safari. Let us know what you think about this feature on your device. What is the most active tracker that Safari ITP blocked?

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Rahul Verma

Rahul is a Computer Science Engineer with a MBA degree. He is keenly interested in the field of tech and cryptocurrency. He has 6+ years of technical content writing experience, mainly experimenting with and troubleshooting computer and mobile operating systems. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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