Did you know that advertising regulations do not allow you to opt out of tracking? This means that any site can collect and use your information to target ads to you. So even if you don’t visit the site, they can still collect and use your information.
How can you stop it? Just enable Do Not Track on your browser.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- Check Tell websites I do not want to be tracked.
- Click OK to close the Options window.
- In Safari preferences, click Advanced.
- Next, check the Show Develop menu in menu bar checkbox.
- Close the preferences window, and under the new Develop menu, select Send Do Not Track HTTP Header.
Only for Chrome 17.0 or higher
- Open Chrome, click on the wrench, mouseover Tools, and select Extensions.
- Click the link at the bottom that says Get more extensions.
- Search for “Do Not Track” from Jonathan Mayer.
- To add “Do Not Track” to your Chrome browser, just click the button Add To Chrome and click Add again when you see the disclaimer.
- Go back to your Extensions and make sure it has been successfully added and enabled.