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Location-aware browsing is a great way to save user’s time and efforts and get them the best results to what they are looking for. Location-aware websites ask the user to share their location, upon which the site bring up customized results. For example, if a user is looking for a Chinese restaurant while sitting in their office, the location-aware website will bring the names and details of places that are nearby and not just about anywhere in the city. All a user has to type in is “Chinese” and the most appropriate results will be brought to them.
After you allow a location-aware website to see your location information, the browser will gather info about nearby wireless access points and your PC’s IP address. The browser will then send this info to the default geo-location service provider, Google Location Services, to get an estimate of your location. Once it is done, the location estimate will be shared with the requesting website. However, if you say that you don’t consent, the web browser will not do anything.
Here is how to disable this feature in Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. In case the aforementioned directions don’t match your browser settings, please join us on live chat for your browser’s configurations.
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