What is Do Not Track Feature?

Nowadays anonymity seems to be an endangered species of internet security and privacy. We all are familiar with those irritating ads on each and every website related to our earlier searches or visits on e-commerce websites. We are going to know about “Do Not Track” feature which may become a saviour of your privacy.

How To Enable Do Not Track

Yes, all of the browsers provide you with the private modes for internet surfing so that your history traces will not be stored. But these private modes have nothing to do with our surfing data stored on the servers of that website which we visited.

You might be thinking; why do other websites store your data? the answer is they store your data on their servers to later use it for analysis and marketing. The data may contain the list of your visited websites, what you’re purchased and also the amount you paid.

Hence we need some kind of feature which won’t let the other servers to track our browsing. For this, we are having an inbuilt feature “Do Not Track” in our windows browsers.

Do Not Track sends your online behaviour to servers during page load. Opting in this feature will let the server know that you don’t want your online behaviour stored to be used for any purpose.

Enabling this feature doesn’t mean that every website will not track your browsing behaviour because they are not bound to do that. But most of the website respect the user’s wish of Do Not Track.

We will be discussing enabling the “Do Not Track” feature in different Windows browsers. One more thing, keep in mind the following tutorials for the Desktop users only.

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 Firefox

Do Not Track In Firefox browser
Do Not Track In Firefox browser

In order to enable the Do Not Track settings in Mozilla firefox browser you will need to do the following :

  1. Open Firefox browser.
  2. Click on a hamburger(menu button) kind of sign in the top right corner of firefox browser. Select Options from the drop down menu.
  3. Now click on the Privacy & Security option in Firefox options.
  4. You will see the Firefox’s privacy options. You will see three radio buttons bunched with their respected choices.
  5. To enable Do Not Track, select the choice “Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked“.
  6. Now click on “Always” radio button at the bottom  to save your changes.
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Chrome

Do Not Track In Google Chrome browser
Do Not Track In Google Chrome browser

To enable the Do Not Track feature in Google Chrome browser perform the following steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Click the menu button(three vertically alligned dots on the top right corner).
  3. Now select the Settings option from the drop down menu.
  4. Now you will see the options inside the settings option of Chrome in a new tab. Click the last option of the window “Advanced”.
  5. Now You will have to enable the “Send a Do Not Track request with your browsing traffic” option.
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Opera

Do Not Track In Opera browser
Do Not Track In Opera browser

To enable Do Not Track feature in Opera browser perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Opera broser.
  2. Click the Opera menu button which is on the top left corner of the window.
  3. Now click the option “Settings” from the drop down menu.
  4. Now you will see the settings options of Opera. Click the Privacy & Security option.
  5. At the top of the window you will see the Privacy section. There will be a checkbox with an option of “Do Not Track”. Click that check box to enable this mode in Opera browser.
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Safari

Do Not Track In Safari browser
Do Not Track In Safari browser

To enable the Do Not Track feature in Safari browser perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Click on the Gear icon located in the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Click the “Preferences” option from the drop down options.
  4. Now in the Preference dialog, click the Advanced option.
  5. No in the bottom of the window you will see a Checkbox along with an option “Show Develop Menu“, Check that option if it is unchecked.
  6. Now click the Page icon just next to the Gear option which you clicked earlier, You will see a drop down menu containing Develop Option.
  7. Hover the mouse pointer over Develop Option, you will see a sub-menu “Send Do Not Track HTTP Header“appear on the left, click that option to enable the Do Not Track feature in Opera.
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Here our list ends. i hope You all liked the article and it will be helpful for all of our users. Comment below to let us know your queries regarding this article.

 

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