On: Automatically use Safari Reader to display articles on the site without ads or other distractions.
Off: Don’t use Reader by default on the site. (You can still choose to use Reader for individual articles on the site.)
Allow All Auto-Play: All videos on the site can autoplay.
Stop Media with Sound: Only videos that don’t have audio will autoplay.
Never Auto-Play: No videos can autoplay.
Choose a percentage of zoom to make text and images on the site easier to see.
Ask: The site must ask if it can use the camera on your Mac.
Deny: The site can’t use your camera.
Allow: The site can always use your camera.
Ask: The site must ask if it can use the microphone on your Mac.
Deny: The site can’t use your microphone.
Allow: The site can always use your microphone.
Ask: The site must ask if it can use your location.
Deny: The site can’t use your location.
Allow: The site can always use your location.
Ask: The site must ask before it starts a download.
Deny: The site can’t download.
Allow: The site can always download.
Allow: The site can always send you notifications.
Deny: The site can’t send you notifications.
Allow websites to ask for permission to send notifications: When you visit a website that can send you notifications, you see a dialog asking if you want to receive them. To stop seeing the dialog, deselect this option.
Block pop-up windows that appear when you open or close a webpage.
Block and Notify: When you visit the site, Safari displays an icon in the Smart Search field. You can click the icon to display the pop-up windows.
Block: The site can’t display pop-up windows.
Allow: The site can display pop-up windows.
Note: Some websites use pop-up windows for essential content.
Ask: You see a dialog asking whether you want to trust the site’s use of WebGL.
Block: The site can’t show WebGL content.
Allow: The site can use WebGL, unless WebGL presents a security risk on your computer.
Allow Always: The site can use WebGL, even if WebGL presents a critical security risk on your computer. Choosing Allow Always may present a security risk, so only select this option for websites you trust.
The WebGL setting appears only for computers on which WebGL may present a security risk. If the setting doesn’t appear, the site can show WebGL content.
Safari supports the plug-in for Adobe Flash Player but no longer supports other plug-ins. The Plug-ins setting appears only if you have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
Websites use plug-ins for video, animation, or other special content. Some plug-ins may track your browsing history.
To disable a plug-in, deselect the checkbox to the left of the plug-in’s name. If a plug-in isn’t listed, see If a plug-in is missing.
For each website, choose the option you want:
Ask: When you visit the site, Safari displays a placeholder instead of the plug-in content. You can click the placeholder to allow the website to use the plug-in.
Off: When you visit the site, Safari tries to load the content without using the plug-in. If the site requires the plug-in, Safari displays a placeholder instead of the plug-in content. You can click the placeholder to allow the website to use the plug-in.
On: Safari lets the site use the plug-in, unless it’s blocked by macOS File Quarantine. For more information, see the Apple Support article About the “Are you sure you want to open it?” alert.
For more security options, hold down the Option key, click the pop-up menu, then choose a policy:
Enable Security Protection: Safari prevents the site from using the plug-in if it’s blocked by macOS File Quarantine. To run the plug-in, deselect Enable Security Protection. Deselecting Enable Security Protection may present a security risk, so choose this option only for a website you trust.
Run in Safe Mode: Safari lets the site use the plug-in but runs malware checks. To run the plug-in outside of Safe Mode, deselect Run in Safe Mode. Deselecting Run in Safe Mode may present a security risk, so choose this option only for a website you trust.
Currently Open Websites
Websites that are open in a window or tab in Safari. You might have previously chosen an option from the pop-up menu for some of these websites.
The list of websites you’ve customized. If you don’t see Configured Websites, either you haven’t customized a website yet, or you’ve cleared the list.
Remove the selected website from the list of configured websites.
When visiting other websites
To apply a setting to any website that you haven’t already chosen a setting for, click this pop-up menu, then choose the option you want.
To apply a setting to all websites, make sure no websites are listed under Configured Websites (to clear the list quickly, select the websites, then click Remove). Then click this pop-up menu and choose the option you want.