Shielding Your Web Footprint: How? We’ll Show You

Do you know what it feels like to be tracked? It’s an awful feeling. It can harm your emotional state, and it’s important your mental health stays in place. Many trackers are good because they personalize your experience and make it easier to use the service you’re using, but some trackers stealthily collect the personal data of users without their explicit permission, which is a threat to users’ privacy and security. 

With this guide, you can find out how to be less subject to trackers.

Step 1: Clear cookies

In a world of innovation and the internet, web bugs are all around us. They are built within websites and applications. To do this, they keep track of and observe data on your online preferences and behaviors. To protect yourself, you should delete cookies on iphone. Prevent tracking on websites. Although cookies can help us maintain data in our online shopping cart, they can also hurt us. In order to avoid old cookies being stolen, you must delete them very often to secure your device.

Step 2: Turn off tracking Hidden trackers invade your browser. 

Therefore, go to tracking and turn it off. Most web browsers have made Do Not Track (DNT) a feature you can turn on that lets you indicate a preference not to be tracked by websites. However, all sites out there will not honor those DNT requests and there is DNT harvesting a plugin that could mitigate grabbing the people who track you down to a certain extent.

Step 3: Use the best browser(s) and tracking blocker(s) 

It is recommended to use browsers that care about privacy, these browsers have inbuilt technologies that help to fight trackers and improve the privacy that you want. The most commonly used privacy browser in the world is Tor, it’s a midwife special project of the Tor Project. Tor browser uses Tor to preserve your privacy and it also guarantees your confidentiality. Install browser extensions and add-ons. The best extensions and add-ons for blocking trackers and ads are uBlock Origin and Disconnect. 

Step 4: Deactivate and hide

Deactivate all tracking settings, and activate your privacy settings depending on whichever websites are used to collect the information. Companies often provide you with opt-out tools to block your browser cookies and third-party tracking. Use them. Do not be afraid to constantly change and re-verify your privacy settings and permissions on your different online accounts, apps, or websites. Make sure as many tracking settings as possible are deactivated. You will be able to browse the internet or use your phone again without any pain. Hurrah!

Step 5: Search engines and policies

Use search engines like StartPage or Qwant, which are private and don’t track your searches or harvest your personal information, they put user privacy and confidentiality first.

Support and campaign for privacy-focused policies and technologies that promote transparency and user privacy when it comes to online tracking and data collection. By supporting these rights, privacy practices, and policies, you are protecting yourself and making sure you are less likely to be tracked.

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