Google has finally added the support for the Do Not Track standard, with the release of Chrome 23. This Do Not Track (DNT) option in browsers tells websites that they don’t want to be tracked as they surf the web. This option is already found in major browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and iOS 6’s browser.
Note that not all websites will entertain your request for Do Not Track. Some websites might also ignore your request. This is a small step that you can perform to protect your personal details and privacy online.
How to Enable Do Not Track in Chrome
Step 1: Before proceeding forward, make sure that you are using the latest version of Google Chrome. To check, click on the menu button and then on “About Google Chrome”.
Step 2: Next, click on the menu button from the top right of the toolbar and choose Settings. Or you can directly enter this URL in your browser:
When the settings page opens, click on Show advanced settings.
Step 3:This will load some more advanced settings. Scroll down and from the Privacy heading, check mark the box next to Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic.
You will now get a message that says that “Enabling ‘Do Not Track’ means that a request will be included with your browsing traffic. Any effect depends on whether a website responds to the request, and how the request is interpreted.”
Click on OK to enable this Do Not Track feature.
Some browsers also call Do Not Track as Private browsing. So go ahead, and enable the Do Not Track feature in Chrome by using the above method and protect your privacy online.