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2011

How to Turn On “Do Not Track” Feature in Firefox 4

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firefox do not trackFirefox 4 promises to keep our privacy secure thanks to interesting privacy features. In this guide I will show you how to enable and  turn on the “Do Not Track” option which doesn’t let third party tracking cookies spy you while you visit websites and blogs. But  what are tracking cookies (some of them are also known as Super Cookies) and what is the Do Not Track feature?  Every time you surf a website you will be shown certain ads depending on your tastes and on what you visited before reaching that particular website or webpage. In fact, without knowing your browser downloaded special files called cookies which literally spy and track your Internet habits in order to serve you better targeted ads. Firefox 4 wants to limit this or I ‘d better say it wants you decide if being tracked or not thanks to the Do not Track feature which lets you opt-out of OBA (online behavioral advertising). As stated on the official Mozilla Firefox blog: “When this option is selected, a header will be sent signaling to websites that you wish to opt-out of online behavioral tracking.  You will not notice any difference in your browsing experience until sites and advertisers start responding to the header”. Let’s see how to enable it.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Click the Advanced Tab.
  4. Under the browsing section, tick the Tell Web Sites I Do Not Want to Be Tracked checkbox.
  5. Click OK.



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