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How to Disable Push Notifications on Safari

Even though we still can’t use Push Notifications on iOS, many MacOS users use Safari as their browser. Here below explains how to disable push notifications on Safari. You can also find out about how to disable push notifications on Google Chrome and how to disable push notifications on Mozilla Firefox.

STEP 1

From Safari tab, click Preferences

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STEP 2

Click on the Notifications button.

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STEP 3 

Now you can see the websites that have previously asked for permission to send you notifications. You can Allow or Deny each website from below.

  • If you click Allow, they will be able to send you notifications.
  • If you click Deny, they won’t be able to ask your permission to opt-in.
  • You can always click Remove for each website. It will remove the website from this page even if they were in Allow or Deny section. The website will be able to ask your permission.
  • If you click Remove All, all the websites will be removed and they will all be able to ask your permission to opt-in in the future.
  • You can also decide to allow or block websites to ask for permission to send notifications from the bottom of the screen. If you click and tick the box to blue, new websites will be able to ask your permission to opt-in.

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STEP 4 

You can click on Notifications Preferences to go to Do not Disturb settings for advanced settings. Even though you allowed some websites to send you push notifications, you might be busy or might not want to see notifications for a specific time period or in specific situations. You can choose to not to be disturbed by notifications for some period of time;

  • For a specific time period that you can choose below
  • When the display is sleeping
  • When mirroring to TV and projectors

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How to Disable Push Notifications on Chrome

We all know that push notifications are so useful both for the sending and receiving parties. Still, some websites don’t know how to use it efficiently and they disturb their subscribers a lot. Disabling Chrome push notifications is so easy! Keep reading and if you are wondering you can also check how to disable push notifications on Mozilla Firefox and how to disable push notifications on Safari.

 FIRST METHOD

STEP 1

Open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots icon on the right side of the address bar. Choose Settings.

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STEP 2

Scroll down and click on the Advanced button to go to Advanced Settings.

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STEP 3

Go to Privacy and Security part and click Content Settings.

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STEP 4 

In Content Settings, choose Notifications.

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STEP 5

At the top of this screen, you will see a toggle button, which allows you to govern if you would like to be asked by websites for notification permission or not. This toggle button gives you two options: Block OR Ask before sending (recommended).
The effect of this toggle button is for all the websites that haven’t asked for permission yet.

If the toggle button is ON, as it is by default, you allow all websites to ask your permission for notifications.
If you change the toggle button to OFF and block it, no website can ask your permission for notifications.
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Also, you can add or remove websites to both Block and Allow sections. The websites under the Allow section are the ones you gave permission. You can always change it by clicking on the three vertical dots icon on the right. When you click there, you will see three options: Block, Edit and Remove.

  • If you click Block, the website will be removed from the allow section and be in the block section. They won’t be able to send you notification or ask your permission.
  • If you click Edit, you can edit the website’s URL.
  • If you click Remove, the website will be removed from allow section and will have to ask again for permission to opt-in.

If you click on the three vertical dots next to the Block section, you will see Allow, Edit and Remove.

  • If you choose Allow, the website will be removed from the block section and will be allowed to send you notifications in the future.
  • If you click Edit, you can edit the website’s URL.
  • If you click Remove, you will remove the website from the block section and let them ask your permission to opt-in in the future.

When you want to add a website to block section, if you write the URL as ”domain.com” it will not work. You should go to that website and copy the full URL, paste it to block section, delete the ”/” from the end and add ”:443”. (Ex: https://www.facebook.com:443)

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SECOND METHOD

An easier option is, clicking  More and then Settings when you receive a notification. This will take you directly to Step 5. You will see the website in Allow section. You can always change it by clicking on the three vertical dots icon and choosing Block.

 

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THIRD METHOD

You can also click on the button left side of the adress bar to disable notifications. After clicking, you will see Notifications section. Right side of it, there are three options: Allow, Ask, Block.

  • If you click Allow, the website can send you push notifications.
  • If you click Ask, the website will ask your permission to send notifications.
  • If you block, they won’t be able to ask permission or send notification.

 

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How to Disable Push Notifications on Mozilla Firefox

Today, push notifications are one of the most popular digital channels via you get information from websites. But maybe you have opted-in for too many notifications, for notifications that are not useful anymore or you don’t want to be asked for permission to opt-in. If so, here is a simple guide on how to disable Firefox push notifications. You can also read how to disable push notifications on Google Chrome and how to disable push notifications on Safari.

FIRST METHOD

STEP 1:

Click on the menu icon on the right side of the toolbar and choose Preferences.

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STEP 2:

Click Privacy & Security on the left side of the page.

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STEP 3:

When you scroll down you will see the Permissions. Click Settings next to Notifications.

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STEP 4:

On the following page, you can see which websites have already requested to send you notifications. You can change your permission for each website to allow or block them to send you push notifications. Overall, there are 3 options that you can define for a website.

  • If you Allow, website can send you push notifications.
  • If you Block, website neither will send you notifications nor will be able to ask your permission to opt-in any more.
  • If you click on the name of the website and click on Remove Website button, that website can’t send notifications but can ask for permission in the future.

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STEP 5:

You can also block new requests asking to allow notifications from the same window as Step 4.

  • If you tick this option, new websites won’t be able to ask your permission but the previously allowed ones will continue as is.
  • If you untick this option, new websites will be able to ask your permission, as the default option.
  • If you click on the URL and Remove Website, it will be the same as clicking Remove on the dropdown menu on the right hand side of URL.
  • If you click Remove All Websites, you will delete each website from allow or block section and all websites will have the possibility to ask your permission, unless the block new requests asking to allow notifications tick box is marked.

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SECOND METHOD

You can click on the icon next to the address bar and click on the X button on the right hand side of the box shown, to easily access this option by one click only. Now this website can’t send you notifications any more, but is able to ask you for permission to send notifications.

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Frizbit – GDPR Readiness

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens’ data. It will take effect from May 25th, 2018.

At Frizbit, we’ve been working hard to prepare for GDPR, to ensure that we fulfill its obligations and maintain our transparency about communications with your users and how we use data. Under EU law, Frizbit is the Data Processor and our customers (you) are the Data Controllers. Frizbit will provide its customers with functionalities and guidance to help you become compliant as a Data Controller.

Here’s an overview of GDPR, and how we are prepared for it at Frizbit:

What’s GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a new comprehensive data protection law. GDPR was adopted in April 2016 by the EU Parliament and will be effective on May 25, 2018. It will replace existing EU Data Protection law to strengthen the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It will be a single set of rules which govern the processing and monitoring of the data of EU citizens.

For more details and the legal source by the EU and the translations in different European languages, you can read the source European Parliament on General Data Protection Regulation 4.5.2016 L 119/1

Does it affect me? 

Yes, most likely.

The scope of GDPR is any processing of Personal Data from EU data subjects.
This means increased Territorial Scope (extra-territorial applicability). Indeed, GDPR applies to all organizations processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. In other words, a company based outside of the EU but processing personal data of EU residents will be required to abide by GDPR.

Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in heavy fines: up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide revenue.

How is Frizbit prepared for GDPR?

  1. Handling Data Subject Access Requests

The GDPR grants broad rights to individuals with regard to their personal information and who has access to it. The GDPR, therefore, provides individuals (known as “data subjects”) with the “right to be forgotten.” In practice, this means organizations must now comply with a data subject’s request for access to his/her personal information in order to correct, delete, or retrieve such information. As a data processor for our customers, we have defined processes that will allow us to assist our customers in complying with these data subject requests.

First, as the main channel of Frizbit is web push notifications, technical opting-out process is managed on the browser end. All data subjects who are subscribed for web push notifications can opt-out easily on the settings of their own browsers on their own devices.

Second, Frizbit can help you meet your data portability requirements for GDPR. We have developed permanent deletion and export-all procedures for your end user data. You are able to retrieve or delete a specific property for a unique user or all of the data for a distinct user id. User data export and deletion requests will be handled by our compliance team via sending an e-mail to the compliance@frizbit.com

Third, among other obligations, GDPR limits the time period in which an organization may retain data to “no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.” We’ve updated our customer data retention period to a default period of two years for event data.

  1. Updating Terms of Use, Privacy Policy: 

Article 28 of the GDPR requires data controllers to have a written document detailing the obligations with respect to the processing of personal data.

We have also modified our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to incorporate a GDPR compliant Data Processing Agreement. Our updated data processing agreement shares our privacy commitments and sets out the terms for Frizbit and our customers to meet GDPR requirements. This is available for customers who purchased a subscription to sign upon request.

  1. Appointing a Data Protection Officer 

We have a dedicated Data Protection Officer to help you with any requests or questions you have about your data. You can reach out to us by emailing compliance@frizbit.com.

  1. Vendor Obligations and Subcontractors

We’ve reviewed all our vendors, finding out about their GDPR plans and verifying the GDPR readiness and making sure they are compliant.

  1. Reviewing New Security Measures

Security is a priority for us. We have regular external audits, pentests and bug bounties. We’ve reviewed our internal access design to ensure the right people have access to the right level of customer data.

Reminders

As Frizbit, we are ready for the GDPR as a data processor. But, you are the data controller of your users. We kindly remind you that if you have any users who are EU residents and if you’d like to remain GDPR compliant, you need to update your own Privacy Policy to respect what kind of personal information you collect from your users and what you do with this information.

Regarding Frizbit, we use cookies to be able to track, control and manage the push notification preference of your visitors and we also collect and process some other visitor data for you to be able to send segmented and personalized push notifications. We recommend you update your Privacy Policy to include this collection and usage, unless you already have them in place.

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at compliance@frizbit.com, if you have any questions about GDPR.

Rich Notifications with Images on Chrome

What is the big news on rich notifications?

As Google Chrome rolled out its version 56, from now on websites can send rich notifications with images to their web notification subscribers. This is quite big news, since web notifications got richer and more attracting. Rich notifications with images can be almost 3 times larger than standard. This increases the interactions and CTR’s of each notification significantly. Along with the action buttons, images are one of the most important elements in web push notifications.

Can I add image to web push notifications on other browsers?

Unfortunately, not. This is limited to only Google Chrome and its versions 56 and above. But this shouldn’t be a big problem as it has the largest audience.

Are images shown on both Windows and MacOS?

Currently yes. However, as Google Chrome announced to move to native notifications on MacOS starting from Google Chrome version 59, push notifications on MacOS won’t have images.

How can I send rich notifications with images?

On Frizbit interface, on the first step of ‘Compose’ you will find the section to add an image to the content of push notification. You can easily drag and drop the image to this area and your notification will be sent with the image.

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What should be the size of images on Chrome rich notifications?

On Chrome Desktop:

The most critical part in order to make use of the potential image area is the width : height ratio, which should be 1.5 : 1. Please note that if you use another ratio, the images will still be shown but they won’t be shown as large as it would.
The minimum size for the images to be shown is 360px wide x 240px tall. Any other image larger than this size is also OK.

On Chrome Android:

Besides the best aspect ratio of Desktop, for Android the use of 2:1 aspect ratio is recommended to have the ideal appearance on mobile devices. Android does not have a limitation in file size, but we recommend:
Minimum – 512×256
Balanced – 1024×512
Maximum – 2048×1024