You may not be aware about the all the modern web browser you are using, is tracking your every single details which might not be put to a good use, good or bad, not sure, but how would it feel if someone follows your every single click, every web page you are surfing, every single details you are entering somewhere and what it could mean, even I’m not sure. But there are some features and settings which might put a stop on all these activities, a simple setting, a user have to tweak in order to enable the Do Not Track Feature.
Most of the modern web browser supports “Do Not Track” Feature, it’s just you’ve to enable for it to work. How to enable the “Do Not Track feature” in a web browser, you are using? Here’s a quick tutorial. Let’s start with Google Chrome.
Enable Do Not Track Feature In Google Chrome
Unfortunately, there’s no built-in setting which you can enable Do Not Track feature in Google Chrome, but there are so many Google Chrome Extensions which you can use to add “Do Not Track” feature to it. So, simply use this Google Chrome extension to avoid any kind of web tracking. Just make sure you are using the latest Google Chrome web browser, at-least 17 or later. Add it, enable it, and you are free from spying.
Enable Do Not Track Feature In Mozilla Firefox
We don’t need any Add-on to enable Do Not Track feature in Mozilla Firefox. Just follow this quick tweak in Mozilla Firefox privacy settings and you are done. That’s the beauty of it.
- Click on Firefox button.
- Move over to Options.
- Under the Privacy Tab, check that box beside that says “Tell websites I do not want to be tracked”. Ok, and there you are, a free bird.
Note: There is another version of Firefox called Firefox Nightly Build which can make you invisible at any type of web tracking.
Enable Do Not Track Feature In Internet Explorer
To add that feature in Internet Explorer, visit this Do Not Track Test Page, and under the heading that says “To express your preference not to be tracked in IE9”, click on that link. Make sure you are clicking that using Internet Explorer 9.
Apart from that, this web page(the above link) holds certain details regarding Do Not Track feature about various other modern web browsers, which version is supporting and which one is not. So, if interested, you can spend your quality time reading about it there.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find any options to enable Do Not Track feature in Opera and Safari(Windows). Though, Safari 5.1 and above did support that feature, but only on Mac OS 10.7 Lion only. If you are a Mac OS 10.7 user, then follow this tutorial (I won’t be able to provide more supporting information for this one as I am not a Mac user). But hey, it’s easy. If you can’t find the do not track feature in Safari on Mac OS 10.7, please visit this link.
- Through Settings, click on Preferences. Under the Advanced tab, check the box that says “Show Developer menu in menu bar”. Close it.
- From the Developer menu, check “Send Do Not Track HTTP Header”.
So that’s how you can enable Do Not Track features in modern web browsers and can save yourself from the spying eyes of the vendors.