In recent years, online tracking companies have begun to monitor our clicks, searches and reading habits as we move around the Internet. If you are concerned about pervasive online web tracking by behavioral advertisers, then you may want to enable Do Not Track on your web browser.
Do Not Track is unique in that it combines both technology (a signal transmitted from a user) as well as a policy framework for how companies that receive the signal should respond. As more and more websites respect the Do Not Track signal from your browser, it becomes a more effective tool for protecting your privacy.
EFF is working with privacy advocates and industry representatives through the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group to define standards for how websites that receive the Do Not Track signal ought to response in order to best respect consumer’s choices.
The following tutorial walks you through the enabling Do Not Track in the four most popular browsers: Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, and Chrome.
On the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Preferences.
Select the Advanced preferences panel, 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.”
Congratulations. You have enabled Do Not Track on your Safari browser.
Internet Explorer 9
On the menu bar at the top of your screen, click the Tools button, which is shaped like a gear.
Point to Safety, and then click Tracking Protection, shown in the screenshot below.
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