Ask Sites Not to Track You in Opera Browser

Web sites often track your browsing behavior so that they can present with products or advertisements that better suite your web browsing pattern. This includes information about what sites you visit, things you like, things you do not like, things you share with friends and things you purchase online. Most of the people think that this is a violation of personal privacy. If you also are concerned with being tracked by websites then you can use a new feature in the Opera browser which politely asks all the websites that you do not want to be tracked. Of course, it is upto the websites to respect this request but most of the standard sites do respect this request and stop tracking you online. Here is how you can turn on this feature in Opera browser :

  1. Open the Opera web browser. Click on the Opera button at the top-left corner and then choose Settings → Preferences from the menu. Alternatively, you can also press the keyboard combination Ctrl + F12 to open the Preferences window.

    Ask Sites Not to Track You in Opera Browser

  2. In the Preferences window, select Advanced tab, then select the Security section from the left side list. In the Security section, check the checkbox labeled Ask websites not to track me as shown in the picture below.

    Ask Sites Not to Track You in Opera Browser

  3. Finally click on the OK button to save the settings.

After you have turned on this do-not-track feature, Opera is going to send a request to all the websites you visit that you do not want to be tracked. Those websites should accept this request and stop tracking your web browsing behavior, but as mentioned before it is entirely upto the websites to honor this request.

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