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How to disable the Do Not Track utility in popular browsers

The Do Not Track (DNT) feature is designed to notify websites of a user's preference not to have their internet activity tracked. However, it's important to note that in popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Edge, DNT is not enabled by default. While DNT signals the user's preference to websites, not all comply with this request and may continue to track online activities. Also, DNT does not encrypt data or prevent data leakage; it simply indicates tracking preferences.

There are scenarios where users might choose to disable DNT, such as:

  • Boosting website traffic;
  • Evaluating website performance;
  • Gathering statistical data and working with analytics.

Disabling DNT can be particularly relevant for developers making website adjustments, as well as for professionals in traffic arbitrage. The article will further discuss how to disable the Do Not Track function in popular browsers.

How to disable Do Not Track in Google Chrome

To disable the DNT feature in Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select “Settings” from the menu.

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  2. Navigate to the “Privacy and security” section in the settings menu.

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  3. Go to the “Third-party cookies” submenu.

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  4. Locate the option “Send a 'Do Not Track' request with your browsing traffic” and turn off the toggle switch.

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After completing these steps, the Do Not Track function will be disabled in Google Chrome.

Disabling Do Not Track in Mozilla Firefox

Let's look at step-by-step instructions for disabling Do Not Track in Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the settings menu by clicking on the three lines in the upper right corner of the browser.

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  2. In the settings menu, choose the “Privacy & Security” section.

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  3. Find the “Send websites a 'Do Not Track' request” option and put a checkbox.

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The Do Not Track setting in Mozilla Firefox will be disabled, and all changes are saved automatically.

Step-by-step disabling Do Not Track in Opera

To disable the Do Not Track feature in Opera, follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Open the Opera browser. Click on the gear icon in the left sidebar to access “Settings”.

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  2. Scroll down to the “Privacy & security” section.

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  3. Within this section, navigate to the “Cookies and other site data” submenu.

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  4. Locate the “Send a Do Not Track request with your browsing traffic” option and toggle off the switch to deactivate it.

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After these steps, the Do Not Track system will be disabled in the Opera browser, allowing websites to track your browsing activities.

How to disable Do Not Track in Microsoft Edge

To disable the DNT feature in Microsoft Edge, here are the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge. Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select “Settings” from the menu.

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  2. Navigate to the “Privacy, search, and services” section.

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  3. Scroll down to the “Privacy” area and find the option “Send Do Not Track requests”. Turn off this toggle switch to deactivate the feature.

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After following these steps, the Do Not Track option in Microsoft Edge will be disabled.

We have now covered how to disable the Do Not Track utility in several popular browsers. With DNT disabled, user activity will be more trackable. This adjustment is useful for those working with traffic analysis, analytical metrics, and information collection.