How to manage Site permissions on new Microsoft Edge browser

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser contains capabilities for the user to customize the permissions given to a particular website. That includes various making use of different APIs to get user’s data needed to make the page work. It also includes the usage of various plugins installed on the computer or embedded in the browser’s code.

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Manage Site permissions on new Microsoft Edge

There are majorly two main areas that we need to take a look at if we want to manage Site permissions in the Edge browser:

  1. Manage Site permissions as a whole for all websites.
  2. Manage Site permissions for a particular website.

1] Manage Site permissions for as a whole

Open the new Microsoft Edge browser and select the menu button denoted by three horizontal dots on the top right portion of the window.

Select Settings. From the navigation panel on the left side, select Site Permissions.

Or alternatively, just type this in the Address bar and hit Enter:

edge://settings/content

You will get a list of permissions that the browser has to offer to a website. It includes the following:

Manage Site permissions on new Microsoft Edge

  • Cookies.
  • Location.
  • Camera.
  • Microphone.
  • Motion or light sensors.
  • Notifications.
  • JavaScript.
  • Flash.
  • Images.
  • Pop-ups and redirects.
  • Background sync.
  • Automatic downloads.
  • Unsandboxed plugin access.
  • Handlers.
  • MIDI devices.
  • Zoom levels.
  • USB devices.
  • PDF documents.
  • Protected content.
  • Clipboard.
  • Payment handlers.

This is a huge list of permissions that Microsoft Edge has to offer.

You can select each of these options to hardcode permissions for any website a user accesses using the browser.

2] Manage Site permissions for a particular website

Open the website that you need to customize the permissions for and select the lock icon on the left side of the address bar.

You will see a dialog box like this:

You can now toggle the permissions the website is currently demanding or just select Site permissions.

It will open a new tab, and for that particular website, you will be able to select custom permissions.

You can even select the Reset permissions button on the bottom part of the screen to reset all the permissions for the particular website to their defaults.

I hope you find this guide useful.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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