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Browser asks to send notifications annoyance

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Alex Ethridge, Jun 28, 2019.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    Using Firefox with latest updates.

    How do I block this annoyance of web sites asking for permission to send notifications?
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I use Firefox but am not sure what you mean as I don't seem to get this.

    Can you post the URL to a site that does this and a screenshot of the request please?
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    I will next time it pops up. I can't duplicate the problem on demand. It does it on many sites, last time was when I clicked on a link to another site from msn.com.
     
  4. Cookiegal

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    Do you remember anything more about the exact wording of the popup and/or what it looks like?
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    It pops out as a small box below the left end of the address bar, medium and light blue in color with an "allow" and "not allow" selection box adjacent to each other.

    Best I recollect, it says words to the effect 'do you want to allow notifications from [URL insert here]". The URL domain is always the same as the page I am visiting.
     
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    You can't do a blanket No. You do it site by site. I just got one on an email site. (protonmail)
    The choices are something like Yes, not now or Never. Select Never for the site and if you don't clear the cookie for that site, you shouldn't see the popup again.
     
  7. Alex Ethridge

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    There is not a "Never" selection in any I have seen.
     
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    That would be it. I checked my settings and I have two blocked in there but I don't recall seeing any new ones.
     
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  10. Alex Ethridge

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    Thanks.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
  12. Alex Ethridge

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    It's back, this time asking for permission to get my location. Here are my Location Permission settings and the annoying pop-out.
     

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    This is not the same type of request. This is a common one and I get them all the time. If you don't want it to access your location you can select the option "don't allow" and check the box that says to always remember your decision and it will be added to the blocked list.
     
  14. Alex Ethridge

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    Yes, it is different but very similar and just as annoying. I understand your meaning; but, I have already set to block new requests so I shouldn't have gotten the request at all in the first place. (see second uploaded JPG)

    I guess site developers have found a way around Firefox's blocking.

    Thery're the internet's version of telemarketers.
     
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    That is weird. Sorry I don't have an explanation for it. :(
     
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