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    tracking my location

    When visiting web pages, getting ads for my area. What do I need to chanage on my computer.

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    You can't change that, it's based on the IP address you are using.
    To remove the ads you can run an ad blocker in your browser - try Adblock Plus.

    cheers, Paul

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    Try the Opera browser. In Settings > Websites > Location there are 3 options, one of which is "Do not allow any site to track my physical location"—and you can add exceptions if there are some sites you want to allow to track you.

    Opera is based on Chrome browser engine, so it has access to most/all the Chrome extensions.

    It also has a built-in ad blocker you can enable under Settings > Basics > Block ads
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    I use uBlock Origin. It blocks ads and tracking. It's an add on for Firefox which is my primary browser.
    I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

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    A lot of ads are embedded in website pages. Those web owners are being paid to advertise. You can't do anything about those ads

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    Erase your temporary internet files (your cookies) prior to going on Facebook and other pages. This will eliminate a lot of the ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    I use uBlock Origin. It blocks ads and tracking. It's an add on for Firefox which is my primary browser.
    I use UBlock Origin in Edge.
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