Security and Privacy

Use icons to determine page security and more

SafeZone uses certificates to verify the identity of the site owners. A lock means there is good encryption between you and the recipient, and the recipient's identity has been verified.

SafeZone warns you about suspicious web pages by checking a database of known "phishing" and "malware" websites.

If you visit a blacklisted website, a warning page appears and you can choose to continue to visit the website, or return safely to the previous page.

Why was my content blocked?

If you are browsing on an encrypted connection (https://), SafeZone checks to ensure that all parts of the site are encrypted. SafeZone blocks any content that is served by an open connection (http://). This means parts of the page may not display properly.

When SafeZone blocks insecure content, a warning appears in the right side of the combined address and search bar.

You can click the warning to show an Unblock button. This button allows the blocked content to be loaded onto the page. The security badge shows an open padlock to remind you that insecure content is being displayed on an encrypted connection.

What are security certificates?

Security certificates are used to verify that a website is secure to use. If a certificate cannot be verified, a warning dialog appears. You may choose to proceed anyway, but full security cannot be guaranteed.

To manage security certificates and how your system handles them:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Click Privacy & security on the sidebar.
  3. Under HTTPS/SSL, click the Manage Certificates button.

Delete private data

To delete private data, select History from the main menu. Click Clear browsing data... in the top right corner.

  • Browsing history Delete any stored location information about the pages you have viewed - their locations and the times you accessed them.
  • Download history Empty SafeZone's record of the files you downloaded through the browser. This does not delete the file from your local machine, only the record of when and where you downloaded it.
  • Delete cookies and other site data Remove any tracked site data. Read more about managing cookies.
  • Empty the cache Delete any temporarily stored data from websites. The cache is used to temporarily store webpage elements, such as images or search queries. Emptying this cache clears up space on your local disk.
  • Saved passwords Remove web site login credentials you saved.
  • Clear saved Autofill form data Remove web site form data, such as address or credit card information, you saved.
Note: To avoid collecting private data in the browser history, try using private windows. The data for each private window is automatically deleted when you close the tab.

You can also manage how SafeZone stores private data. Read more about setting web preferences.

Tell sites not to track your activity

Most sites track your behavior while you visit them. SafeZone can send a Do Not Track (DNT) request to notify websites that the user does not want to be tracked. Some countries have DNT legislation that legally protects your request, and most well-behaved websites respect this.

To set SafeZone to send DNT requests:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Click Privacy & security on the sidebar.
  3. Under Privacy, tick the Send a 'Do Not Track' request with your browsing traffic checkbox.