How to access a web site without getting a 403 forbidden?

When I use a PC to access a website to any site the browser takes me to it without any problems. If I should try the same thing on my Mac Mini 2012 the same exact site gives me a 403 Forbidden message. Any browser should I use I get the same results. Why this phenomenon happens and is there a work around?


On your Mac using Safari go to click menu bar Safari Safari > Preferences then select the Privacy tab, then click: delete all data Web site

Quit and then restart Safari to test.

If this does not help, you can have an extension Safari or third party plugin installed which is causing a conflict. It is easy to solve the problems.

In the Safari menu, click Safari > Preferences , and select the tab ' Extensions '. If there are installed extensions, one at a time uninstall and exit then restart Safari to test.

If it is not a question of extensions, try troubleshooting third-party plug-ins.

Back to Safari > Preferences. This time select the tab Security Deselect: plug-ins Allow. Quit and restart Safari to test.

If it makes a difference, the instructions of troubleshooting plugins here.

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