Safari for Mac: Safari Suggestions

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Safari Suggestions

Safari search includes Safari Suggestions from the Internet, iTunes, the App Store, movie showtimes, locations nearby, and more.

When you have Safari Suggestions enabled in Safari, your search queries, the Safari Suggestions you select, and related usage data will be sent to Apple. If you have Location Services on your Mac turned on, when you make a search query to Safari with Safari Suggestions enabled the location of your Mac at that time will be sent to Apple. To provide you with more relevant music and video suggestions, if your Mac can access music or video subscription services, then information such as the names of the subscription services and types of subscriptions may be sent to Apple. Your account name, number and password will not be sent to Apple. Location, search queries, and usage information sent to Apple will only be used by Apple to make Safari Suggestions more relevant and to improve other Apple products and services.

If you do not want your Safari search queries and Safari Suggestions usage data sent to Apple, you can turn off Safari Suggestions in Safari. Simply choose Safari > Preferences, click Search, then deselect the checkbox for Safari Suggestions.

You can turn off Location Services for Safari Suggestions in the Security & Privacy pane of System Preferences on your Mac by clicking on the Privacy tab, selecting Location Services, selecting Details next to System Services, then deselecting Location-Based Suggestions. If you turn off Location Services on your Mac, your precise location will not be sent to Apple. To deliver relevant search suggestions, Apple may use the IP address of your Internet connection to approximate your location by matching it to a geographic region.

By using these features, you agree and consent to Apple’s and its subsidiaries’ and agents’ transmission, collection, maintenance, processing, and use of this information as described above.

Information collected by Apple will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.apple.com/privacy. Not all features of Safari Suggestions may be available in all languages or regions and some features of Safari Suggestions may vary by region.

Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
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