Why can't Safari connect to free wifi when other browsers can?

When  trying to use free WIFI in hotels, the connection requires opening browser  and then the hotel log in screen pops up for me to log in (room number or sometimes just to say "agree")
Safari does not work!
I set my network connection to Automatic
The WIFI address I want shows up so I  can select and the button turns green,next to "Wifi" in Network Preference
But when I then launch Safari, nothing  ... I cannot log into the hotel's network
Yet if i launch Chrome or FireFox, immediately the hotel's window pops up  and then I am fully on the Internet (and can use Safari
I have no firewall or such , so why can't Safari do what other browsers can?

equinez wrote:
SNIP...
I hope it's a simple fix as I'm not very computer "smart"
Lori
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