How can I stop my internet browser tracking my info?
How do web browsers track my info?
They use various technical tools, including:
- IP addresses
- HTTP referrer
- Tracking scripts
- User agents
- Browser fingerprinting.
The “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting
Some internet browsers have a DNT setting. This sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing.
This doesn’t work with BBC websites at the moment. But you can always change your BBC cookie settings here.
How to avoid web beacons and other tracking technologies
You can normally render them ineffective by switching off cookies in your browser. There are also browser add-ons and extensions that specifically block web beacons.
To avoid web beacons in emails, you can turn off images in your email service. Check your email’s Help section to find out how.