macOS High Sierra

Websites preferences

Use Websites preferences in Safari to customize how you browse individual websites. To view these preferences, choose Safari > Preferences, then click Websites.

The settings you can customize (such as Reader and Content Blockers) are listed in the column on the left.

  • To apply a setting to a website in the list: Select the website in the right column, then choose the option you want.

  • To apply a setting to all websites that aren’t currently customized: Click the “When visiting other websites” pop-up menu in the bottom-right corner of the pane, then choose the option you want.

    You can see all websites you’ve customized under Configured Websites. If you don’t see Configured Websites, either you haven’t customized a website yet, or you’ve cleared the list.

  • 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). Click the “When visiting other websites” pop-up menu, then choose the option you want.

Open Safari for me

Reader

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • On: Automatically use Safari Reader to display webpage 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 articles on the site.)

Content Blockers

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • On: Stop ads and other unwanted content from appearing on the site.

  • Off: Don’t block ads and other unwanted content on the site.

Auto-Play

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • 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.

Page Zoom

For the sites you specified, choose a percentage of zoom to make text and images on the site easier to see.

Camera

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • 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.

Microphone

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • 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.

Location

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • 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.

Notifications

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • Allow: The site can always send you notifications.

  • Deny: The site can’t send you notifications.

For all sites:

  • Allow websites to ask for permission to send push 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.

Plug-ins

Websites use plug-ins for pictures, music, video, animation, interactive features, and other enhancements. Some plug-ins track your browsing history.

To disable a plug-in, deselect the checkbox to the left of the plug-in’s name.

For the sites you specified, choose one of the following:

  • Ask: When you visit the website, 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 website, Safari displays a placeholder instead of the Internet plug-in content. You can click the placeholder to allow the website to use the plug-in.

  • On: Safari lets the website 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.

Currently Open Websites

These websites 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.

Configured Websites

You’ve previously chosen an option from the pop-up menu for these websites. Your selection for “When visiting other websites” doesn’t apply to them.

Remove

Delete the selected website from the list of Configured Websites.

When visiting other websites

The setting in this pop-up menu applies to all websites except for those listed under Configured Websites.