I received the following prompt when visiting Math Stack Exchange following a link from Google:
The exact URL in my address bar was:
I was logged into the site at the time, in an account in good standing with 221 rep. Clicking Block did not prevent me from using the site features. This does not occur on every page load, but even as a one-off prompt, it is concerning.
I'm using an official build of Google Chrome (
83.0.4103.101 (Official Build) (32-bit)) on a OnePlus Three device running Android 9 with official google play services (not rooted or tampered with). To the best of my knowledge I do not have malware on the device.
Why am I receiving this prompt? Is it related to an advertisement, some sort of anti spam checks for my device, or something else? If I were to click Allow, would my location be stored and/or aggregated with other information about my profile?