With people’s increasing awareness about online tracking by different websites, web browser developers are giving options of disable tracking in these sites. Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer had already included options for a do-not-track feature. Now the new version of Google Chrome has also come up a do-not-track feature by enabling which you tell websites that you do not want to be tracked. However websites are free to honor or ignore this request. Most of the sites honor this setting in a user’s web browser.
Here is how you can enable the do-not-track feature in Google Chrome:
- Type chrome://settings in the Google Chrome’s address bar and press Enter.
- In the search textbox, type track and it would show all the related settings.
- Check the checkbox labeled Send a ‘do not track’ request with your browsing traffic as shown,
- As soon as you click on the checkbox, Chrome would show you an information box giving you details about the do-not-track feature.
- Click on the OK button to save the setting.
You have to keep in mind that even after enabling the do-not-track feature, it depends on whether a website is going to respect your do-not-track request. Many of the sites would still continue to collect and use your browsing data in order to provide content, services, advertisements and create statistics.