Managing Do Not Track Settings in browsers

People want to have their own privacy. Any kind of information is available on the internet. Searching for information without being noticed is a past thing. Browsers provide private browsing mode with which browsing history, cache data is not stored by the browser.

But users cannot stop the data stored by websites. Yes, websites record the user behavior for marketing purposes. They analyze the statistics and change the UI to make their websites attractive and user-friendly. Just like private browsing, another feature has been introduced and is termed as “Do Not Track.”

Managing Do Not Track Settings in browsers

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Enabling this setting will indicate that you are not willing to get track of actions. So, browsers won’t store your actions from then. Some of the ways to enable this feature in popular browsers are as follows.

Google Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome Browser.
  • Open the settings by clicking on horizontal lines situated in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down till you can find privacy section.
  • Tick the option, “Send a Do not track request with your browsing traffic.

Internet Explorer:

  • Click on the tools menu located in the top right corner of the browser.
  • Show the cursor on the option of Safety.
  • A submenu pops up in which Turn on tracking protection option can be found out.
  • Click on the option and now third parties can’t track your activities.

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on Menu button located in the top right corner as three horizontal lines.
  • From the drop-down menu, select options.
  • Click on Privacy tab.
  • Enable the option “Do not tell sites anything about my tracking preference.”
  • From now on, third parties will not be able to track your browsing activities.

Browsers like Opera, Safari, Maxthon also have similar settings. There should be no difficulty in finding the options to enable “do not track” feature. This is a personal choice of his/her to either enable or disable this feature.

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