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Enhance the Privacy and Security Settings in Opera on the Computer

Opera offers various options and settings under the Privacy and Security settings section to further enhance how personal and browsing data is collected and stored.

Just play along with the toggle button under the privacy menu. Opera also has the built-in option to block ads and website trackers.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Use the Enhanced Privacy Settings

The Opera offers various privacy and security options. Here are the steps to help enhance your privacy:

  1. Launch the Opera app on your computer.
  2. Click on the Settings in the sidebar.
    It will open the settings page.
  3. Under Privacy Protection – enable the Block Ads and Block Trackers toggle.
    Enable Privacy Protection in Opera - Block Ads and Block Trackers
  4. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security settings section.
    Privacy and Security Settings option in Opera computerYou’ll see a list of various privacy and security options. It includes protection from malicious sites, automatically sending crash reports to Opera, etc.
  5. Use the toggle button to turn the features ON or OFF at your convenience.
  6. Relaunch the Opera browser to privacy and security-enhanced option.

There’s also an option to clear your browsing data and cache. It is advisable to clean them up to make your computer clutter-free. Under the Site Settings, you can specify the permissions of various functions like camera, microphone, etc.

Bottom Line

The Opera browser is a privacy-focused browser that is restricted by default. You can manage the settings under the Privacy and Security settings.

In the browser, you can customize the individual toggle switches to improve the privacy further. You can add the sites under the exception list if you find any sites misbehaving after enabling the privacy.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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