Apple is always centric about users’ privacy and gives maximum control of what users share on their platform. The Safari browser comes with a special privacy report feature that tells users about the websites and other related networks where they are being tracked.
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 not available, I was not aware 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 to see that 20 websites are tracking info on you every average website visit.
Privacy Report Safari for iPad and iPhone
On iPhone and iPad OS, this feature is only available after the iOS 14 update. So if you are on the previous version of iOS, this feature may or may not be available.
Here are the steps to check Privacy Report on iPhone and iPad:
- Launch the Safari browser app on iOS.
- Tap on the
icon located in the address bar.
- Hit on the Privacy Report menu on the Safari browser.
A pop-up window will appear containing the Privacy Report and related details for the current website.
Reading the Privacy Report on Safari iOS:
The Privacy Report has all the data of known trackers prevented along with the percentage of Websites that trackers loaded of the last 30 days.
However, slightly below these numbers, you’ll see the Most Contacted Tracker along with the number of websites that used it.
When you scroll down, then you’ll see two tab Websites and Trackers containing a list of trackers and number of trackers per site. From the list, click on any website to see the full list of Prevented Trackers for that site.
If you want to see the full list of the trackers loaded by websites, select the Trackers tab. To review a tracker, you need to tap on any tracker. Then, you’ll be able to check all of the sites that contacted it.
If you wish to review more information, you have to click on Show More, located at the top of the window. This will allow you to read a piece of brief information on intelligent tracking prevention and cross-site trackers.
That’s it. Now, when you are finished with the report, simply tap onto close the Privacy Report.
Privacy Report Safari Mac OS
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 couples of changes. However, these feature is available on the latest version of Safari Browser – Safari 14.0.
Here are the steps to open Privacy Report on Safari macOS:
- Launch the Safari browser on Macbook.
- Click on the Privacy Report shield icon next to the address URL bar.
This will display the count of trackers prevent from tracking.
- Click to open the Trackers on This Web page option.
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 Privacy Report on Safari Mac:
If you want to see the full privacy report of all your browsing history in the past 30 days, tap on the
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.
Bottom Line: Check Safari Privacy Report
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 has. But, who knows that Apple might add the feature same as iOS in a later update to provide the ability to disable the 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 do you think about this feature on your device. What is the most active tracker that was blocked by Safari ITP?
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