How to Stop Website Tracking in Firefox

Do-not-track in FirefoxWant to stop websites from tracking your behavior and details?  Firefox supports a new feature that will hopefully be the solution to this problem.  It is called Do-not-track.  It is easy enough to enable too.  All you have to do is follow a few simple steps.

Here are the steps you need to take to turn on the Do-no-track feature in Firefox.

  1. Click the Firefox button and then select Options
  2. Next, select the Privacy tab in the options menu
  3. Under the Tracking section, click the check mark box next to, "Tell web sites I do no want to be tracked"
  4. Hit the button that reads, "OK" to close the options window.

When you turn on the Do-not-track feature, you are telling websites that you do not want your private information to be gathered.  Now, it should also be noted that honoring this setting is voluntary, and up to the websites you visit to adhere by your wishes. I will let you debate the facts there if this is a more useful part of the Do-not-track feature or a drawback.

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2 Responses to How to Stop Website Tracking in Firefox

  1. tux. Jul/13 at 8:06 am #

    Malevolent website admins who WANT to track you WILL track you.
    NoScript and Ghostery. Enough said.

    • Mitch Jul/14 at 7:11 am #

      Very true, I don’t have high hopes for this feature – but with every browser doing it’s own thing – it is going to be hard to find a standard for everybody to go by.