But, when you disable it, what really happens? Some scenarios include:
- You get a cleaner reading experience, removing annoying pop-ups and ads (varies between websites).
- It blocks several elements on websites that include tracking cookies, thus enhancing your privacy.
- It eliminates the possibility of a hacker injecting malicious code into the web page you browse.
Yes and no.
A hacker cannot get you to load malicious scripts from the web page you visit because you have already blocked it. If you don’t enforce the block, the malicious script can load in your browser to download a suspicious file, or anything to affect your computer.
However, other security threats still lurk across different web pages. It could be something in the file that you downloaded from a website or an email. It could also be a fake website where you entered your account credentials unknowingly.
You can use some privacy-focused browser extensions to get more functionality and control. Again, this does mean your user experience will be affected.
In either case, you can explore content preferences (via site settings) in your Chrome browser, which can be found under the Privacy and security settings of any Chrome-based browser.
You can refer to the official documentation of any other browser you tend to use.