May 21, 2019

How to stop getting tracked in your Browser?

You may have heard about “Do Not Track”.

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It is a Web browser setting that sends your tracking preference to Web sites. Enabling “Don Not Track” means that a request will be included with your browsing traffic. You’d think turning on the “ Do Not Track” setting would make the Web sites you visit not track you.But it doesn’t. If you turn on this feature then also you’re still being tracked  all over the net. so Web sites might or might not honor your settings.  Some website may respond to this request by showing you ads that aren’t based on other websites you have visited. Many websites including Google will still collect and use your browsing data.

One way or other you are being tracked when you use internet. I recommend you to at least use these small software and service to help you not to get tracked.

Secure Search Engine:

duckDuckduckgo is one of the biggest search engine that does not save any information of the users who visit their website. Privacy is just one of many reasons why it’s awesome. Donttrack.us has explained it clearly how duckduckgo is so awesome privacy protection search engine. You can also use Ixquick.sea You can learn more about duckduckgo and Ixquick here.

 

Https everywhere:

https This is an port of the popular HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox, created by EFF and the Tor Project. It automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “http” to secure “https”. It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.

Download | Https Everywhere

 

DoNotTrackMe:

donottrackmeBy adding DoNotTrackMe, you will effortlessly block more than 600 tracking companies from seeing which sites you visit, articles you read, videos you watch, purchases you make, and more. DoNotTrackMe has protected the privacy of over 10 million users (and counting).

Download | DoNotTrackMe

 Block Flash Cookies:

flashFlash-cookies (Local Shared Objects, LSO) are pieces of information placed on your computer by a Flash plug-in. While websites may use local shared objects for purposes such as storing user preferences, there have been privacy concerns regarding local shared objects, and they may be considered a breach of browser security. The BetterPrivacy safeguard offers various ways to handle Flash-cookies. BetterPrivacy allows to list and manage Flash-cookies, e.g. to remove those objects automatically on browser start, browser exit or by a configurable timer function while certain desired Flash cookies can be excluded from automatic deletion.

Download | BetterPrivacy

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If you have followed this steps along than you could have realized that I have listed the software mainly for Firefox. There is a reason and the reason is Firefox is better for Privacy than other browsers. No body should believe Google Chrome for their Privacy Policy.

Other Tools to Consider

  1. Ghostery.
  2. Adblock Plus.
  3. NoScript

Stay safe, don’t get tracked. If you have followed all the steps shown above you will be probably secure.

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I'm an Engineer and have Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and information technology. Right now I am working as a software developer in Germany. All in all I love programming and I am a tech geek.