How to turn on the Do-not-track feature on Firefox OS
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Most major websites track their visitors' behavior and then sell or provide that information to other companies (like advertisers). Firefox has a Do Not Track feature that lets you tell websites you don't want your browsing behavior tracked. This article explains what tracking is, how the Do Not Track feature works and how to turn it on.
What is tracking?
Tracking is a term that includes many different methods that websites, advertisers and others use to learn about your web browsing behavior. This includes information about what sites you visit, things you like, dislike and purchase. They often use this information to show ads, products or services specifically targeted to you.
How does the Do Not Track feature work?
When you turn on the Do Not Track feature, Firefox tells every website you visit (as well as their advertisers and other content providers) that you don't want your browsing behavior tracked. Honoring this setting is voluntary — individual websites are not required to respect it. Websites that do honor this setting should automatically stop tracking your behavior without any further action from you.
Turning on Do Not Track will not affect your ability to log in to websites nor cause Firefox to forget your private information — such as the contents of shopping carts, location information or login information.
How do I turn the Do-not-track feature on?
The Do-not-track feature is turned off by default. To turn it on:
- Tap the Home button
below your screen, find the Settings app (usually on the first page, right of the home screen)
- Find and open the
item, under the category
- Tap the circle right of the Do Not Track label