How to Stop “Allow Site Notifications” Popups in Almost Any Browser

Despite the fact that most browsers prevent unwanted notifications, annoying permission requests will still pop up from time to time. These notifications contain advertisements, promotions, and other pop-ups to entice their visitors to interact with them more frequently, whether pushing sales discounts or enticing the viewer to read the latest content.

There is no single solution to disable “allow site notifications” in all browsers; however, the steps are very similar. Due to the widespread use of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Brave, and Internet Explorer, we will demonstrate the processes in these browsers.

In this article, we’ll see how you can stop site notification requests on seven popular browsers. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Google Chrome

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One of the most popular browsers in the world, Chrome gives users almost total control over site alerts. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Run Chrome Browser on your device
  2. From the toolbar, select Following, then Settings
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  1. Go to “Privacy and Securitythen click Site settings
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  1. Click on notifications
  2. Choose one of the options as default setting:
  • Sites can ask to send notifications: This option is set by default, causing the message “Allow site notifications?” fast.
  • Use quieter messaging: By selecting this option, Chrome will prevent the website from sending notifications. Still, sites are allowed to ask you to send notifications. However, if you mute notifications from a site or if other users block notifications from the website, the website will not be able to send notifications.
  • Do not allow sites to send notifications: Blocks all notifications from websites. Features requiring notifications will not work.

And there you have it, how to stop those annoying pop-ups on Chrome.


Safari browser
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If you’re an avid Safari user, follow these steps to remove site pop-up messages:

  1. Open Safari
  2. In the Safari menu, click Preferences
  3. Click on Websites
  4. Go to Opinion
  5. Deselect “Allow websites to request permission to send push notifications”
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That’s all you need to do for Safari! Now let’s move on to Firefox.


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If you prefer to use Firefox as your browser of choice, here’s how to stop those annoying pop-ups:

  1. Open the Firefox web browser
  2. At the top right, open the browser menu and select Settings
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  1. In the left panel of the settings page, select “Privacy and Security”
  2. Under the permissions heading, select Notification settings
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  1. Check the box that says, “Block a new request to allow notifications”
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Now your Firefox browser blocks all permission requests from new websites. However, websites with prior permission can still send pop-up alerts.

Microsoft Edge

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1. In the upper right corner, click Following. Then select Settings.

2. In the left panel, select Cookies and site permissions.

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3. Scroll down to all permissions and select Opinion.

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4. Turn off the first switch to block future permission questions.

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Note that activating the Silent notification request will still allow websites to ask you the same question. However, if you ignore the request several times, it will block the website.


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If you prefer to use the Opera browser, we’ll walk you through the steps below.

  1. On the Opera web browser
  2. Go to Settings by pressing the settings icon (the gear) on the toolbar
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  1. Below Privacy and Security, select Site settings
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  1. Under Permissions, select Opinion
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  1. Change the default setting for website notifications to “Do not allow sites to send notifications”
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And that’s it for the Opera browser. To Brave!


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For Brave browser users, please follow below.

  1. To run brave navigator
  2. Click the three-line icon in the upper right corner, then select Settings
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  1. You can also access the settings by pressing the Setting icon on Brave homepage
  1. To select Privacy and Security on the left. Then click on Site and shield settings
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  1. Click on Notification below Permissions
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  1. Change the Default Behavior setting by selecting “Do not allow sites to send notifications”
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And that’s it for the Brave browser. Next, we’ll dive into the infamous Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

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If you use Internet Explorer for your browsing needs, you can follow the quick guide below.

  1. Open the browser
  2. In the toolbar, click the Setting icon (the gear)
  1. Then select internet-options
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  1. Go to the Private life tongue. Then check the pop-up blocker checkbox
  2. Click on pop-up blocker Settings
  3. Uncheck the box that says “Show notification bar when a popup is blocked”
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Now you will be free from those annoying pop-ups if you are using Internet Explorer.


Although sending ads and notifications helps the website to monetize its domain, it disrupts users’ browsing experience.

Therefore, to secure your connection from annoying messages and prevent websites from keeping your logs, you’d better change your default internet browser settings as shown above.

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