What is “Do Not Track”?
Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers.
The United States Federal Trade Commission has endorsed DNT as a simple way for users to inform web services that have been integrated across the Internet (such as buttons, widgets, and other embedded features or content) that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected across websites when they have not interacted with that service on the page.
The DNT browser setting is now supported by recent versions of major browsers, including Firefox 5+, Internet Explorer 9+, Safari 5.1+, and Chrome.
Twitter supports “Do Not Track”
We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information we collect to improve your Twitter experience. We support DNT for our tailored suggestions and tailored ads. Here’s how:
How do I enable “Do Not Track”?
Below are a few examples of where to find the DNT settings in major web browsers. These implementations are evolving, and you should check the help pages of your browser for more details.
If you are using Firefox 5 and above:
- Open the Preferences menu and click Privacy.
- Check the box for Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked.
If you are using Internet Explorer 9 and above:
- Visit this Do Not Track test page for information about installing on Internet Explorer 9, and scroll to the bottom to find the link to install.
- When the dialog window shown below pops up, click the Add List button to add an empty Tracking Protection List.
- For more details see this help page from Microsoft.
If you are using Safari 5.1 and above:
- In Safari Preferences, click Privacy.
- Check the box next to the setting that says Ask websites not to track me.
If you are using Chrome:
- Open Chrome and go to Preferences.
- Go to Settings and select “Show advanced settings...” at the bottom.
- Under Privacy, check the box next to “Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic” and click “OK” from the pop-up.