Thursday, July 19, 2012

How and Why to Enable Do Not Track in any browser.

A lot of hype was created all over the web when Microsoft decided to turn Do Not Track feature ‘on’ by default in Internet Explorer 10 (which they eventually disabled later on). Many users were very confused about what is this all about..??
Well, we will explain what is "Do Not Track" and How to Enable it on Popular Browsers.

What Is Do Not Track and Why to Enable it.?

Are you aware of the fact that your browser tracks all your activities on the web. It records the minutest of details of your every single click, every single web page you visit, the amount of time you spend online and all those details you might not want to share with someone else. And all this happens even without your consent. Your online activities no longer remain private.So to prevent this Do Not Track Technology comes into play.

Do Not Track is a technology and policy proposal that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit, including analytic services, advertising networks, and social platforms. At present few of these third parties offer a reliable tracking opt out, and tools for blocking them are neither user-friendly nor comprehensive. Much like the popular Do Not Call registry, Do Not Track provides users with a single, simple, persistent choice to opt out of third-party web tracking.

Do Not Track signals a user's opt-out preference with an HTTP header, a simple technology that is completely compatible with the existing web. Several large third parties have already committed to honor Do Not Track, but many more have been recalcitrant. We believe regulation is necessary to verify and enforce compliance with a user’s choice to opt out of tracking.

How To Enable "Do Not Track" On Your Browser.? 
Below is Step By Step Guide To Enable "Do Not Track" For Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera.

1. For Internet Explorer.

To activate Do Not Track on IE 9 or IE 10, you need to follow these steps-

1. Launch IE and click on the Settings button given on the right side of the browser, below the Close button.

Tracking Protection

2. Then go to the Safety menu and select Tracking Protection.

3. Here, you will be presented with a new window. Go to the Tracking Protection menu which is available on the left panel. Here, select the Your Personalized list option present on the right side and select the Enable button given in the lower right corner.

Do Not Track Settings For Internet Explorer
You Have Done!

2. For Mozilla Firefox.

1. Launch Firefox and go to Options menu.

2. Here switch to Privacy tab and tick the box which says Tell Websites I do not want to be tracked.

Do Not Track Settings For Firefox.
You Have Done!

3. For Google Chrome.

Google has not yet added a Do Not Track option into Chrome, but instead is now making the third-party Keep My Opt Outs Chrome extension available in its Chrome Web Store.

All you need to do is just click the Available on Chrome button on the extension page linked above and it will automatically install the extension.

Extension For Google Chrome.

Do Not Track Link For Google Chrome is here

4. For Opera.

1. Launch Opera. Then go to Settings menu and select Preferences.

2. Here, switch to Advanced tab.

Do Not Track Settings For Opera

3. Then go to the security menu available on the left panel and check the box which says Ask Website not to track me, present on the right.

This will enable Do Not Track in Opera. 
You Have Done!

5. For Safari.

On the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Preferences. Select the Advanced preferences panel, as shown in the screenshot below.

Check the box at the bottom of the menu labeled "Show Develop menu in menu bar."On the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Develop, shown in the screenshot below.

Click on "Send Do Not Track HTTP Header."
You Have Done!

Note- Do Not Track is a Latest Technology and is Only available in latest and updated versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Opera.
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