Do Not Track (DNT)

Do Not Track is a technology and policy proposal that aims to provide users with a way to opt-out of tracking by websites. It is a response to concerns about online tracking of users by third parties, such as advertisers.

The proposal includes a mechanism for browsers to indicate to websites that a user does not want to be tracked. It also includes a way for websites to signal that they honor the user's preference.

The technology behind Do Not Track is still being developed, and it is not yet clear how well it will work. There are also concerns about how it will be used, and whether it will be effective in protecting users' privacy.

What is a Do Not Track request?

A Do Not Track (DNT) request is a signal from a user's web browser to websites visited by the user that the user does not want to be tracked. This signal is sent via a HTTP header field called "DNT".

When a user visits a website, the website can detect the presence of the DNT header and, if it chooses to, respect the user's wishes not to be tracked. However, there is no enforcement mechanism for ensuring that websites actually honor DNT requests, and there is no standard definition of what "tracking" means, so the effectiveness of DNT requests is limited.

What is Do Not Track disclosure? Do Not Track disclosure is a setting that allows users to opt out of having their online activity tracked by websites and other online services. When this setting is enabled, online services are not allowed to collect or use information about the user's online activity for the purpose of targeted advertising. This setting can be enabled in most web browsers, and some online services also offer the option to opt out of tracking through their own privacy settings.

How do I turn off DNT?

1. Click the Tools icon at the top right of your browser window.
2. Select Options.
3. Click the Privacy tab.
4. Uncheck the box next to "Tell websites I do not want to be tracked."
5. Click OK.

How do I know if my phone is being tracked?

There are a few ways to tell if your phone is being tracked. If you suspect that your phone is being tracked, the first thing you should do is check for any unusual or unexpected behavior. If your phone is suddenly receiving a lot of strange calls or text messages, this could be a sign that it is being tracked. Another way to tell if your phone is being tracked is to check the battery usage. If you notice that your battery is draining unusually quickly, this could be a sign that your phone is being tracked. Finally, if you notice any strange or unexpected applications installed on your phone, this could also be a sign that your phone is being tracked.

What happens if I turn on Do Not Track?

The Do Not Track (DNT) preference is a setting that requests that web applications disable their tracking of an individual user. When DNT is enabled, web browsers send a special DNT header to all websites requesting that they disable tracking.

Most websites do not honor DNT requests, but some sites have committed to respect the DNT header. For example, the EFF's Privacy Badger extension will block third-party trackers that do not honor DNT.

When DNT is enabled, it may prevent you from being able to log in to some websites, or from using some website features. For example, if you enable DNT in your web browser and visit a website that uses third-party cookies for login purposes, you may not be able to log in.