Sometimes when visiting a website a message appears asking me to subscribe to notifications. It looks like a pop-up but seems different. What is this called? Is there a way to prevent them from appearing? Is there a reason not to block them, if possible?
Safari> Preferences> Websites> Notifications is set to not allow websites to ask for permission to send notifications, and >Pop-up Windows is set to Block and Notify.
What am I missing?
I try to be careful about my privacy online, use PIA VPN, and do what I can to avoid ads, cookies, etc. Pop-ups and the like which require a click to dismiss appear to be a privacy/security risk. I am seeking to reduce my exposure to this type of clutter and perhaps risk.
Chris in CT