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.
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:
- Launch the Safari app on iOS.
- Tap the
icon in the address bar.
- Hit on the Privacy Report menu on the 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.
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.
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.
That’s it. When you finish the report, tap onto 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:
- Launch the Safari app 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 Report
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.
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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