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Every time a user logs into Google Chrome to browse the Internet, various websites can collect users’ sensitive data and track their devices. By default, many websites are able to track users’ devices and access their information by default.
However, the website responding to the request determines what happens to the user data. For example, after submitting a “Do Not Track” request, many websites continue to collect and use user browsing information to improve security, offer content, services, advertisements and recommendations on their websites, as well as to generate reporting statistics.
“Most websites and web services, including Google, do not change their behavior when they receive a Do Not Track request,” Google said in a blog post.
However, users can submit a request to websites asking them not to collect or track user browsing information to stop these hidden trackers. The procedure is as follows:
Sending a “Do Not Track” request from your computer
Step 1 Open Chrome on your computer.
Step 2 Click on the menu option with three dots.
Step 3 Click Settings from the drop-down menu.
Step 4 In the Privacy and security settings section, click the Cookies and other site data button.
Step 5 Turn on the switch to send a “Do Not Track” request with browsing traffic.
Send “Do Not Track” from an Android device
Step 1 Open the Chrome app from your Android device.
Step 2 Tap the menu with three dots in the right corner of the screen.
Step 3 Go to Settings.
Step 4 On the Basics tab, click the Privacy and Security button.
Step 5 Tap on “Do Not Track” and turn on the setting.