Do Not Track is a new privacy feature in Safari 6 that causes Safari to tell certain websites to not track you online as you browse the web. This prevents social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, from tracking you across the web, and it also causes ad servers and analytic services to not follow your browsing history. This can be seen as an alternative to ad blockers, but ultimately the no-tracking feature is more useful for those concerned about privacy since ad blockers don’t prevent things like Facebook from following you around the web.
Enabling Do Not Track in Safari
- Pull down the Safari Menu and open Preferences
- Click the Privacy tab and look for Website tracking, checking the box next to “Ask websites not to track me”
Because Do Not Track is in it’s early days, not all services will comply with the request, but for anyone who wants the utmost privacy on the web without always using Private Browsing it’s better than nothing.
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