If you’ve allowed certain sites to access your location in Mozilla Firefox, but you can’t remember what those sites were, it’s easy to see the list of sites that can see your location in that browser. We will show you how.
In Firefox on Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, and Android, you can open a settings menu to view a list of sites that can access your location. In Firefox on iPhone and iPad, you cannot see this list. If you want, you can turn off location services on these two devices instead to prevent sites from knowing where you are.
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Check which websites can access your location in Firefox on Desktop
To find sites that can display your location in Firefox on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first launch Firefox on your computer.
In the upper right corner of Firefox, click on the three horizontal lines.
In the menu that opens after clicking on the three horizontal lines, select “Settings”.
On the “Settings” page, in the sidebar on the left, select “Privacy and security”.
Scroll down the right pane to the “Permissions” section. In this section, next to “Location”, click “Settings”.
You will see a “Settings – Location permissions” window. Here, sites that have “Allow” in the “Status” column can access your location.
If you want to prevent a site from showing your location, click “Allow” next to that site and choose “Block”. Then click on “Save changes” at the bottom.
You can also prevent sites from asking for your location. To do this, in the “Settings – Location permissions” window, activate the “Block new requests requesting access to your location” option.
And that’s all.
If you’re using Windows 10, you can turn off location services to prevent apps (like Firefox) from showing your location.
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Check which websites can access your location in Firefox on Android
In Firefox on Android, you can also see which sites can access your location and block them as well. To do this, open the Firefox browser on your phone. In the upper right corner of the browser, tap the three dots.
From the three-dot menu, select “Settings”.
On the “Settings” page, in the “Privacy and security” section, tap “Site permissions”.
You are now on the “Site permissions” screen. At the bottom of this screen, tap “Exceptions”.
The “Exceptions” page displays sites that can access various features, including location data. To check if a site has access to your geolocation, tap on that site in the list.
On the screen that follows, under “Location”, see if it says “Allowed”. If so, this site has access to your location.
If you want to revoke location access for that particular site, tap the site. On the “Location” screen that opens, tap “Blocked”.
And that’s how you see the sites that can find your location in Firefox. When you’re done, exit settings and you’re good to go. Good navigation !